Frederick Thomas Parker, Jr. “Fred,” 83, died Friday, Sept.12, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Newark, Md. he was the son of the late Frederick T. Parker, Sr. and Lillian Dennis Parker. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Palmer Parker and children; Dennis Parker and his wife, Tracy of West Ocean City; Dean Parker and his wife, Karen of Newark; and Dawn Pruitt and her husband, Jeff of Newark.
There are seven grandchildren; John Thomas Parker, Jason Parker, Lindsay Ashton, Nicholas Pruitt, Joel Pruitt, Stacey Parker and Charles Watson; and five great-grandchildren; Sierra Parker, Caleb Parker, Claire Parker, Wyatt Parker and Tucker Ashton. Preceding him in death was a sister, Kathleen Parker.
Mr. Parker was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He was the past president and board member of the Home Bank. He was a life member of the Newark Volunteer Fire Company, 60-year member of the VFW Post #8296 in Berlin, and member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a devoted husband, father and “Pop,” who also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Mr. Parker was also a motorcycle enthusiast.
A funeral service was held on Sept. 16 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor Philip Timmons officiated. Interment followed in Bowen Cemetery in Newark.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to the Newark Volunteer Fire Company, 8338 Newark Rd., Newark, Md. 21841. Letters of condolence maybe sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.