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Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN

OBITUARY

Thomas Edgar Parker

June 26, 1929September 21, 2019
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Thomas Edgar Parker, 90, Greensburg, IN passed away Saturday Sept 21, 2019 following a short illness. He was born June 26, 1929 on the home farm in Clay Township, Decatur County, Indiana, the son of William and Clara Parker. He graduated from Burney High School in 1947 where he excelled in basketball. During his life he worked as a farmer, mechanic, and self-employed carpenter. He collected antique hand tools and was a Wood Carver, belonging to the Hoosier Carvers Club in Columbus, IN. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Trustee over the years. He married Helen V. Bake on October 20, 1950. His beloved wife of 67+ years passed away on July 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles and John Parker, and sister Betty Parker. Survivors include his daughters - Melody (Alan) Hefner of West Lafayette and Jane Parker of Greensburg; son - Thomas (Rose) W. Parker, Greensburg; six grandchildren - Jennifer (Joe) Rennekamp, Brian (Margaret) Hefner, Melinda (Charlie) Raab, Anne (Greg) Biever, Karen (Andy) Fisse, Christopher (Valorie) Parker; and 23 great-grandchildren; Sister - Ruth Levell of Chesterton, IN Visitation will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home with Funeral Services Friday, September 27 at 10am also at the funeral home with Rev. David Blazier officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony Haiti Mission or the Liberty Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.

  • FAMILY

  • William Parker, Father (deceased)
  • Clara Parker, Mother (deceased)
  • Helen V. Parker, Wife (deceased)
  • Melody (Alan) Hefner, Daughter
  • Jane Parker, Daughter
  • Thomas W. (Rose) Parker, Son
  • Jennifer (Joe) Rennekamp, Grandchild
  • Brian (Margaret) Hefner, Grandchild
  • Melinda (Charlie) Raab, Grandchild
  • Anne (Greg) Biever, Grandchild
  • Karen (Andy) Fisse, Grandchild
  • Christopher (Valorie) Parker, Grandchild
  • Ruth Levell, Sister
  • Betty Parker, Sister (deceased)
  • Charles Parker, Brother (deceased)
  • John Parker, Brother (deceased)
  • Thomas is also survived by 23 great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Parker
  • Brian Hefner
  • Greg Biever
  • Joe Rennekamp
  • Andy Fisse
  • Charlie Raab
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Anthony Haiti Mission
  • Liberty Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2019

Memories

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Ryan Maddux

September 27, 2019

My father and I always enjoyed Tom coming in the auction barn. He was a great guy to talk with and do business with. We will miss him and our deepest sympathies to his family.

--Ryan and Duane Maddux

Linda Wilson

September 23, 2019

Jane & family: I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. I'll always have fond memories of both him & Helen. May God provide peace & comfort......

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