Daniel Clay Parker

April 28, 1944February 8, 2013
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Daniel Clay Parker, former East County Resident, died on February 8, 2013 in Vancouver. He was 68 years of age.

Daniel was born on April 28, 1944 in Portland, Oregon and was the son of Chester and Edith (Kindred) Parker. He graduated from Gresham High School in 1962 and later attended college. In 1965, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He received an honorable discharge in 1970 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

On May 15, 1966, Daniel married Kathleen Linton at the United Methodist Church in Gresham. He started working for GTE (Verizon) in the 1970’s as a Lineman in Gresham and in the 1980’s he accepted a Supervisor position in Aloha. He retired from Verizon in 2002 and moved to LaPine.

He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards with friends. He also enjoyed telling stories and jokes, playing golf and playing ball with his dog. His greatest love was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy of LaPine, children, Tony Parker of Gresham, Michelle (husband, Ken) King of Gresham, Chet (wife, Heather) Parker of Otis and Danelle (husband, Jay) Spencer of Battleground, brother, Bob (wife, Dottie) Parke of Gresham and sisters, Bev Shaffer of St. Helens and Linda Huffer of Estacada along with 9 grandchildren, Megan Parker, John King, Austin Parker, William Parker, Katie King, Michael Parker, Lillian Parker, Kameron Spencer and Daniel Spencer.

A Celebration of Daniel’s life will be on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Moose Lodge, 16411 NE Halsey Portland, OR 97230 . Visitation will be on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Bateman Carroll. Contributions may be made in memory of Daniel to the Peace Health Southwest Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668.


  • A Celebration of Daniel's Life Sunday, February 17, 2013

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Jacqui Parker

February 14, 2013

My thoughts an prayers are with the whole Parker family. Rabbit was a special guy. I loved him dearly. He made me laugh every time I was lucky enough to be around him.

Rose Mayer

February 13, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and the Parker family on the passing of Dan. What a wonderful soul full of brightness, laughter and always positive. Was friends with him at Gte/Verizon and also worked with him a short time at BiMart in LaPine. Always remember that we are never really seperated from each other...just in different places..God Bless

Chet Parker

February 13, 2013

Dad you are the Greatest Man I ever knew. You taught use kids and grandkids more than you could imagine. We are going to miss the yearly deer hunts in La Pine with you but you will always be in deer camp with us. As we all know we will roll another log on the fire and the stars are always bright, deep in the heart of La Pine. I am not telling you anything that you don't already know because we were all taught by you and Mom. I wish that we could have one more eye opener to find them dang grey ghost in the woods. Just imagine how many we drove by because we were all laughing at some funny joke you had or a funny story either one of us had. To me it was not about taking a deer or elk but it was spending time with the family. Although a deer or elk was a bonus. I love you and I am very sad that you left camp early but you will never be forgotten. I love you

Bruce Rauch

February 12, 2013

Dan was a good friend and co-worker. Always had a smile and brightened up a day.

Danelle Spencer

February 12, 2013

I miss you dearly daddy!

Ed and Linda Horacek

February 12, 2013

We were deeply saddened to hear of Dan's passing.Ed worked with Dan at GTE.They were OSP supervisors in Beaverton together for 7 years.We offer our deepest sympathy to Kathy and the rest of Dan's loved ones.

The Staff of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

February 11, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.