Dr. Douglas Franklin Parker

January 30, 1942April 21, 2013

Dr. Douglas Franklin Parker, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 21st following a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. Doug was an active member of Lakewood United Methodist Church, a beloved and respected optometrist in Jacksonville for more than 40 years, a member of the Rotary Club of Deerwood and a lifelong Florida Gator. He is pre-deceased by his parents Ed and Marjorie Parker. Doug is survived by his brothers Ed, Jr and Steve, and his sister Nancy Harrell, his loving wife Sandra and children Ryan and Emily, among many relatives and dear friends. Doug will be laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations can be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, April 24th at Lakewood United Methodist Church with Associate Pastor Eric Williams officiating. Words of comfort can be left at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dr. Douglas Franklin Parker

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Snickerdale Ragweed

April 16, 2014

I still can't believe that you are not here....
Because you are in so many ways...
Chee Vee Vee

David &kay Dunn

June 8, 2013

Sandra, we have wonderful memories of you and Doug at Redstone very sad to hear of Doug,s struggle and are special people in our, David and Kay Dunn

May 11, 2013

Sandra, we were out of the country and returned yesterday to learn of your loss. Sending love and warm hugs to you and your family.
Take care of you and know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. XXOOO Selah & Dennis Zweig

Jim McCormack

April 29, 2013

Sandy- I'm so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and the Children.

Mike & Jane (Bersinger) Reischman

April 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

shuri paulin

April 29, 2013

Sandra,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Dr.Parker was a fine man,wonderful doctor,and a real pleasure to work for.He will truly be missed.

Gail and Fred Buttner

April 26, 2013

Sandra, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Doug with be missed by so many.

April 26, 2013

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Bruce and Holly Dellinger

April 26, 2013

Deepest Sympathy and love from the Carriere Family

The Skelton Family

April 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Parker's family.