Phillip Parker

July 27, 1938February 9, 2019

PARKER, PHILLIP “HERSH,” 80, of Beavercreek, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on February 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his son Douglas in 2005. Hersh is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Evelyn. He is also survived by 4 sons; Scott (Karen), Brent (Kathy), Steve (Joy), and Bryan; his daughter-in-law Yvonne, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

Hersh will be remembered for his love of family, his wit and wisdom, being a weekend mechanic, but especially for his colorful stories about “down home” Tennessee, “East End University,” Kiser class of '57, his USMC tour to the Philippines, playing basketball and golf, hunting and camping with the boys. We thoroughly enjoyed the memories and laughed every time he told one!

The family will receive guests on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 2-4 pm at Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420.


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Robert Dykes

February 21, 2019

Hersh, You will be dearly missed by all. I extend my love and prayers to Aunt Evelyn and my cousins for their void. Through my life, you have been my Uncle, my Mentor in my early years, and most of all my Friend. Say Hi to all in Heaven.
Your Nephew, Robert (Bob) Dykes

Bob Howard

February 17, 2019

My heart felt condolences are extended to Evelyn and the family with the passing of my dear friend Hersh. Hersh was my big brother I never had although I did have two older brothers who were raised by my grandparents in Middletown. Hersh was family to me & we met in the early fifties & stayed buddies until God decided to take him home. We went to grade school {Central/downtown Dayton) & on to Kiser High School as did Evelyn. I have fond memories of our time together and we both agreed we were blessed to grow up in what we referred to as "The Golden Era Of The 50's". The summers were a piece of heaven as we gather together with our other buddies LeRoy, Omar, Billy, Buddy, Darrell & Randy to walk those streets of gold together. The big deal was when we all had bikes. One day when even went on a cross country bike ride to Middletown. I believe we were still in grades school when we made the trip. Those summers days were the best. Money was never a problem because most of the time we never had any. Every now & then we would have enough for each of us to buy a Pepsi. As Hersh, in his whimsical humor coined the name of our Hood where we grew up as "East End University" we can still see Hersh break out in that patented laugh that brought cheers from the gang. Those summer days were special & although they were long we thought they would never end. To my friend I say hang out in heaven because saying good bye is not in our vocabulary instead keep an eye out for me we need to if the Almighty God will let us walk those streets of gold together again. God Speed ole Buddy. Bob "Bugs" Howard

Jay Gahn

February 14, 2019

My deepest sympathy on Hershel's death. He was a man of quiet dignity and great strength. He upheld the highest standards of life from our time at Kiser to our brief visits at class reunions. All your great family can be very proud of this strong individual, my friend, Hersh.

Adam "Jay" Gahn

Bob Estes

February 14, 2019

Evelyn, We are so sorry to hear of your ( our ) loss. So many memories growing up in north Dayton
with you and Hersh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob and Alberta Estes