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In Memoriam: Robert Parker (Sept. 4, 1940 – June 3, 2022)

 Robert Francis Parker, 81, of  Lyons died June 3, 2022. He was born on Sept. 4, 1940, to Justus and Agnes Parker in Shelburn, Oregon. 

Robert lived all his life in the Willamette Valley. After graduating high school, he worked at a local sawmill, a tire shop in Mehama changing log truck tires in the shop, and in the woods with a service truck. Later in life he held various jobs that were physically easier. 

Robert married Linda Slover on Aug. 26, 1961, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Jordan. They were married for 24 years, sharing two children. 

His hobbies included his love for fishing, hunting, autobody and painting cars. His companion for several years was his beloved dog, Cinda. He had a gentle, kind heart, always helping someone in need. 

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don Parker, Darwin Parker, William Parker, and Mike Parker; and sister, Sandra Turrell. 

He is survived by his children, Todd (Susie) Parker and Robyn (Kathy Monnot) Parker; brothers, Jim (Anita) Parker, Raymond (Doris) Parker, Kenneth (Geraldine) Parker, Marvin (Judy) Parker, Gary Parker, and Dale (Kathy) Parker; sisters, Pat Woods, Connie (Tom) McEldowney, and Donna (Tom) Dodson; and grandchildren, Justin and Benjamin Parker. 

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. June 15 at the Oddfellows Masonic Lodge, 138 N Third Ave. Stayton, Oregon. 

Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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