Clayton Edward Parker
January 8, 1938 – July 13, 2018
Clayton Edward Parker, 80, of DeWitt (Sandy Pines and Zephryhills FL) passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born January 8, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan to Edward and Maryellen (Peltier) Parker and graduated from Eastern High School before attending Great Lakes Bible College. He owned and operated "Pat's Little Wheels" selling and repairing golf carts and "Helping People" for the last 40 years.
A kind and loving man, Clayton was involved for many years with the Masons as well as the DeWitt Breakfast Lions Club, serving as an Ambassador for the Eye Bank for 12 years. He was a printer and graphics designer for many years before starting his own business, "Parker Enterprises" where he began many small business operations including engraving badges and silk screening. He volunteered many hours with DeWitt Public Schools and enjoyed clowning as “Bodangles”! A man of many talents! He loved all children and was especially proud of his 4 great grandchildren who always made him smile! He loved dogs and always had a special treat for those that visited the shop!
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David Parker.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia (Sandel) Parker; Daughters, Michelle Parker (Mike Sheehan) and Melinda (Rod) Bach; Grandchildren, Brooke Bach (Ryan) DeBoer, Allison Kelly, Kelsey Kelly (Matt) Washburn, Tyler (Laura Worden) Bach and Elizabeth Sheehan; Great-Grandchildren, Owen, Luke, and Isabelle DeBoer and Nolan Jansen; Sister-in-laws, Jean Parker and Barbara Clarke; and Special Nephew/Son, Dana (Ann Volz) Parker.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life at the Sandy Pines Chapel on August 4th at 2:00 p.m.
In honor of Clay, please consider a memorial donation to the Sandy Pines Handicapped Playground Fund to continue his legacy of helping people and his love of children. Donations can be made payable to: Bob Griffin or Ellen Carpenter and sent to Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home - 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, MI 48820 - C/O Clayton Parker. Clayton E. Parker
- Celebration of Life Saturday, August 4, 2018
Clayton Edward Parker
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Clayton Parker became a Lion in October 1983 when he joined the DeWitt Lions Club [Breakfast]. He SERVED as Club Secretary from 1984 - 1988 and President 1991-1992. Clay was the designer of the dens Lion Logo and the graphics for the Lions AirForce airplanes. He
was one of the four original Board of Directors for the Lions AirForce formulating the By-Laws and “War Bonds” used to fund the project.
Clay sponsored wife Pat into the den which established our 1st Family membership. After retirement when Pat & Clay spent cold weather in Florida and summers at Sandy Pines they remained members of the DeWitt Breakfast Lions Club.
At the District and State level Clay SERVED five years [1988-1993] - as District Michigan Eye Bank Chairperson which also made him a member of the State Committee.
I am proud to have SERVED with Lion Clay learning and following his leadership in the Club, District, Lions AirForce and Michigan Eye-Bank.