Obituary: William Thomas Parker
William Thomas Parker, USMC/Ret. "Willy T.", 75 years young, passed away Oct. 8, 2012. He was born Sept. 9, 1937, and raised in Prescott, Ariz.
He served in the USMC for 22-1/2 years as a machinist. Tom had his own business and also worked in several machine shops in the Prescott and Chino Valley area. He is best known for his honest and unconditional love for everyone.
Tom enjoyed a good game of pool and Acey-Deucy. Tom enjoyed having his whole family around him.
Tom passed away peacefully surrounded by his family who adored him.
Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet; siblings, Barbara Moehr, Zell Higgins and Frank Parker; children, Teresa (Robert) Weinbrenner, Tamara Gresham, William T. (Gwen) Parker Jr. and Tracy (Michael) Boucher. He also had 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Tom is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Ramona Parker and his sister Glenna Kane.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William Thomas Parker Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.
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