Richard K. Parker passed away January 23, 2023 peacefully at home in the care of hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents Helen Louise Parker, Henry Carroll Parker and his sister Carolyn S. Parker.
He was born June 27, 1939 in Springfield, Ohio. Throughout his life, Richard was an Engineer, Marine, Pilot, Skydiver Instructor, Montgomery County Sherriff as well as an aircraft and automotive enthusiast. He retired from AT&T in December 1989 and moved to Arizona in 1994.
His hobbies included building kit cars, designing homes, and building airplanes. He was an avid tomato gardener and spent a lot of time outside.
Those who remain to miss him are Janet L. Parker, wife of 40 years, his 4 daughters Lisa V. Parker, Tracey L. Owens (Ray Owens), Jill A. Neufer and Sallye J. Kessler (Doug Kessler), bonus daughter Karen K. Keaton (George M. Keaton) and bonus son George G. Reavis. He had 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The family will not have a formal service nor are they asking for donations of any kind at this time.