Parker Foster Brownell

February 13, 1945March 30, 2018
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Parker F. Brownell, age 73 of Oviedo, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born February 13, 1945 in Hornell, New York. Mr. Brownell attended Seacrest High School, Boynton Beach, Florida and Palm Beach State, West Palm Beach. Parker served in the U. S. Army and in the National Guard for 6 years. He spent his entire career in aerospace. He was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, West Palm Beach, Florida for 14 years and retired from Lockheed Martin in various locations for 27 years. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane; Daughters, Debra Elizabeth Brownell, Aimee Katherine Gurtis (Andrew) and Rebecca Diane Scott (Brantley); brother, Richard Bagley of Albuquerque, New Mexico; eleven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Karen Brownell McLean. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10 AM Friday, April 6, 2018 at Crosslife Church, 45 W. Broadway St., Oviedo, Florida 32765. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to The Leadership Institute, 1101 N. Highland Street, Arlington, VA. 22201. or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd., Oviedo, Florida 32765. 407-366-8999. Please view and sign the guestbook at


  • Diane Brownell, Spouse
  • Debra Elizabeth Brownell, Daughter
  • Aimee Katherine (Andrew) Gurtis, Daughter
  • Rebecca Diane(Brantley) Scott, Daughter
  • Richard Bagley, Brother
  • 11 Grandchildren, Other


  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 6, 2018

Parker Foster Brownell

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Mike Bryan

April 3, 2018

Parker has been a great friend of mine over the past 10 years. We have shared many stories with similar interests and tales of cars, defense work , life, entertainment, religion, and politics.
He had an interesting sense of humor that I always enjoyed, and was always there with me at the car shows to discuss the pros and cons of each car!
He enjoyed discussing any subject with anyone and always had an opinion.
He has been a part of our 'OL Buzzards group since we first met at the old Townhouse and never missed a Tuesday morning with our 'intellectual discussions' unless it was unavoidable!
It was my pleasure to have invited Parker and Diane to our FF Small Group Class at CrossLife Church and was happy when they decided to join our class. They both became such an integral part of the class, and we enjoyed many social events with his witty comments and input .
I will miss him .

Janet Myers

April 2, 2018

Although working in different departments, it was my good fortune and pleasure to be a colleague of Parker's for many years in Orlando. Every time I saw him he smiled and would always stop to talk for a few minutes. We both retired within a few years of each other (he first) and I remember telling him to enjoy the heck out of his retirement years. Parker was one of the few good guys. God bless his family.

Dane Terrill

April 2, 2018

I had the pleasure of working for, and with, Parker at Lockheed Martin in the late nineties as a financial analyst. Parker had a keen level-headed way of examining financials, offering coaching advice, and leading his teams. I always enjoyed his sense of humor, and still have fond memories of the time spent working with him. As I moved on in my career, I was fortunate to check in with him occasionally, but only wish that I would have done it more often.

Parker, thank you for your guidance and friendship over the years. I and many others were fortunate to have crossed your path.

God Bless,
Dane Terrill


April 1, 2018

I know it has been a long time since I spoke with Parker but I know from our conversations and his actions throughout the years he was a good man. We are truly sorry for your loss and April Amanda and I will keep all of the Brownells and extended family in our prayers. May Parker find comfort in the arms of the Lord, and may God comfort you all in your time of need... Much love - Bryan