Carol Junior “CJ” Parkinson died of complications from COVID-19 on April 30, 2020. He was 80 years old.

CJ grew up in Iowa, graduating college and going on to become a memorable band teacher. He moved to St. Louis in the early 80s with his second wife and retired after managing a local health food store.

Carol Parkinson is missed by his daughter, sisters, nephews, former band students, and countless friends that he made both in St. Louis and Iowa.