Gary Joe Parker died on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in his home in Clinton, Utah surrounded by love from his family. His two children were with him at his time of passing.
He was born in Knoxville TN on April 1, 1949, the eldest child and only son of Fritz Parker and Barbara Letsinger. He has two sisters, Jeanette Carpenter (Johnny) and Lisa Beets (Dean) both in Knoxville TN.
He is survived by his children, May Parker-Leach (Patrick) and Joseph Parker; grandsons, Christoper Parker (Jennifer) and Ryne Leach; granddaughter, Lola Marie Parker; great-grandchildren, Sean Ryan Parker and Peyton Alexander Parker; Sister-in-Law, Ester Baker (James) and lots of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife and love of his life, Angelita Samson parker. They were married on May 2, 1969 in Angeles City, Philippines.
He served in the Air Force and after retiring with honors he worked at Hill Air Force Base Utah. His love in life besides his wife and family was his 2005 Z-51 Red Corvette. He was a member of the Utah Corvette Club and enjoyed the road trips that took him all over the western part of the United States. His final road trip was in May 2013 with his daughter May, traveling from Tucson, AZ back to Clinton, Utah.
He is the best father we could ask for. Best brother and friend. We were lucky to have him in our life, but we are happy that he is with his love Angel, finally together forever.
Memorial Services with military honors will be on Thursday June 13, 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, where also friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittsmortuary.com
We love you Daddy, miss you so much.