Gerald Francis (Pa) Parker

Born: Tue., Jan. 27, 1942
Died: Sun., Mar. 11, 2018


11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Fri., Mar. 16, 2018
Location: Woodland LDS Ward Chapel

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 16, 2018
Location: Woodland Cemetery

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Beloved husband, father, and “Pa” passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018. Born in Salt Lake City on January 27, 1942 to Delbert Watson and Constance “Connie” Francis Parker.  
     Dad worked most of his life as a truck driver at the family business, Parker Abbott Transfer & Storage and then worked at Harrington Trucking until he retired.
Pa greeted everyone with a big “hello” and made you feel like you were part of the family.  He was an example to us all showing us the courage, strength and enduring love to the very end.  
     A true cowboy in every sense of the word. Dad loved fried chicken, a “mint julep”, puttering on the farm with his dogs and watching his favorite westerns. Some of his favorite memories were of his fishing trips on the Fremont River and deer hunting at 12 Mile Canyon.  He always said he didn’t need anything but his family and some of his greatest times were those spent with his family camping or riding horses.
     Jerry leaves behind his loving wife Neta of 58 years, three children, his son Jerry (MeriKae) Parker of Woodland, UT; his daughter Lorie (John) Pearce, of Woodland, UT and daughter Jamie (Tom) McCormick of Kamas, UT, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  Also survived by his brother James Del (Linda) Parker of West Valley.  
     Preceded in death by his parents.
     The family wishes to extend a thank you to Intermountain Homecare and Hospice and especially Audrey for her love and compassion.  
     Dad’s passing leaves a hole in our hearts, but we know he is now the brightest star in the sky.
     Graveside services will be held at the Woodland Cemetery on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.   Family and friends will gather at the Woodland LDS Church from 11 to 12:30 prior to the graveside.  

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Helen Corkran
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your wonderful father/Pa. He was a lovely man. Sending you all love and prayers.

Steve Smith
   Posted Tue March 13, 2018
Neta and kids, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry is the true meaning of a mans man.
We will all miss his watchful eye, always looking out for the rest of whatever group was lucky enough to have him as a guide, friend or both.

Nancy Leavitt Ovard
   Posted Tue March 13, 2018
Bink, Lorie, and Jamie, sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My prayers are with you.

Jon Genier
   Posted Thu March 15, 2018
My sympathies to Jerry's family. May the promise found at John 11:25 give them some comfort for their great loss.

Linda Jones
   Posted Thu March 15, 2018
Neta and Family

I was sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. He truly was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Linda Jones

Jody and Barbara Marchant
   Posted Thu March 15, 2018
We are extremely sad to hear of Jerry passing. May you receive comfort in the memories you made with him and knowing he is free of pain. Our prayers will continue for all you

J. Moore/Volunteer
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
To the Family of Gerald Francis Parker,
So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Gerald. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Gerald.
(John 11:41-44)

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