OBITUARY

Donald F. Parker

September 8, 1931January 12, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories, Tampa, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

Memories

Donald F. Parker

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Candy Parker Capaz

January 17, 2018

"Go home and eat." Uncle Don use to say that to me all the time. Til we meet again, you will be missed.

January 17, 2018

We had the pleasure of knowing Don after he married Mary. Though he was charming, had the biggest kindest heart. Would do anything for anyone without question. Loved his laugh over the phone! Was always sending thoughtful little gifts to us, just an example how he always thought of others. He truly lived his life as an example of Christ. God bless you.
Susan and Richard
Chatham, New Jersey

RICHARD MILLS

January 16, 2018

GOOD FRIEND A BROTHER F.F. GODFATHER TO MY KIDS WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

Jamie Mills-Phelps

January 16, 2018

Its been way too long since the last time I saw Chief. He was my Godfather and a wonderful man. I remember running away to his house when I was a little girl, playing the slot machines with him and my brothers, and admiring the coke can airplanes. I will never forget him as he touched my life and so many others.

Felipe and Deborah Cuesta

January 16, 2018

Our condolences to the Parker family - we've been blessed to call Don and Mary friends. Fr. Fitz gave Don to us at a church carnival not too long after we moved to Florida; I'm afraid our boys (9 and 10 years old then) wore him out. We adopted him into our family and he helped us guide our boys through all of their major milestones from elementary school through high school, and then college into the military. However, it's always been more than just being friends; from the beginning we've felt wholly accepted, like family. Don allowed us to adopt him as brother, uncle, mentor, teacher, best pal (comrade in arms); truthfully, he's was one of the most knowledgeable and kind friends we've ever had, and he not only taught us a lot about fixing things (he was a jack-of-all-trades), but he taught us about love and life in general. We've learned much from him. He was the best! We miss him dearly. Our sincere love,

kathy urtel

January 16, 2018

Uncle Don was one of a kind, he'd tell you how it is,but a very caring person. We'll miss you an love you. I'm sure your probably having a good old time with Dad. We'll always remember your laugh.

Neil Black

January 16, 2018

Don was a friend and inspiration. A leader of the church ushers. A person that will be missed.

Sarah Fellabick

January 15, 2018

Uncle Don was such a personality, that it is difficult to imagine the world without him. He has a central role in so many of my happy memories growing up: playing with Peanut, summers spent swimming in the pool, the firework displays every Fourth of July and New Years Eve. That is just a tiny sample from a very long list! He was so much more than my great uncle or neighbor, he was really like a grandfather to me. He will be greatly missed by so many.

Really wish we could physically be there for the service. Sending all our love and prayers to our Parker family.

- Sarah and Barb

Danielle Corbitt

January 15, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful uncle. We will love you and miss you always.

Candie

January 15, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Donnie. When I first met Donnie, I called him Chief Parker it was my privilege to call him that, it didnt take long before I called him my friend.
JD you was a wonderful son to your dad. A special prayer is being said for you my friend. Family of Donnies remember that he has friends and family waiting for him in Heaven.
Im not saying goodbye to Chief Parker Im saying Ill see you again in Heaven.
Candie

FROM THE FAMILY