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Gregory Parker

Gregory Dean Parker Sr.

Thursday, January 30th, 1947 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we share that our father, brother, uncle, family member and friend passed away at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital on Monday, July 27, 2020.
He was born on January 30, 1947 to Horace Greeley and Hazel Louise Parker in Battle Creek.
He attended Battle Creek Public Schools, graduating from Battle Creek Central High School. Following graduation, he entered the United States Marine Corp from 1965-1968, serving as a Jet Engine Mechanic and attaining rank of Sergeant before being honorably discharged with several medals and honors.
When he returned home, he married and raised a family. He was an employee of Post Cereals for 25 years and most recently enjoyed driving school bus for Dean Transportation.
Gregory enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends; among the most fortunate them, he was known to make the world’s greatest goulash. He had a great sense of humor and quick wit. He was resourceful and always willing to lend a helping hand. Greg was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Lions and Tigers. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, friend and person.
Gregory is survived by brothers Serle (Jeanie) Parker of Minneapolis and Garland Parker of Grand Rapids; adoring daughters Dana Hardy of Battle Creek and Amber Parker of Phoenix; Granddaughters Savannah, Soleil and Selene Royal of Phoenix and Janiece Parker of Battle Creek. Also cherishing his memory are a multitude of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William “Lamont” Parker, son Gregory D. Parker, Jr. and granddaughter Amaia Hardy.
In accord with Greg’s wishes, cremation has taken place and he will be interred at a family plot in Albion at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service.
Condolences, memories and messages may be left for the family at www.baxterfuneral.com.
We would love to be together in person with everyone, but out of deep respect for life and the safety and well-being of all, we will have a virtual memorial service that will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 3 pm. To attend, please download the free Zoom app, and enter Meeting ID: 862 4982 6371 and password: 521269. If you would like a memorial card commemorating Greg’s life, please email: myjoy7400@gmail.com with your name and address and one will be mailed to you.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Greg’s memory to a trust fund benefiting his granddaughters, c/o Janice Griffin, PO Box 451, Valparaiso, IN 46384.
The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to the staff at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital that cared for him, as well as everyone who has offered support to the family.
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tjamiers@gmail.com

Posted at 08:35pm
I am so sorry for your loss! My parents loved and respected him and I did too!

Savannah Wint

Posted at 03:43pm
He was one of the best bus drivers I’ve had since elementary to High school, he will truly be missed🥺 this shocked me in so many way, prayers to the family I know it’s hard ❤️
 
FP

Family of Greg Parker Posted at 08:33pm

Thank you so much for your kind words and condolences! It’s heartwarming to hear how much he meant to others. It’s truly a loss for us all. 💚
DC

Diane Craft

Posted at 04:26pm
To Dana and Amber,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you both on the loss of your father. I could see how much family meant to him when he would faithfully visit his mom in the nursing home. What a comfort he was to her. Your Dad left a legacy of caring about others, and for that he will be surely missed.
Diane Craft

Vidette Bullock

Posted at 04:07pm
The family of The late Rev. Clifton and Bonnie Bullock is praying for the Parker Family in this time of grief and celebration of the life and legacy of Greg Parker Sr. We are grateful for Greg’s service to his country, his friendship, support and contributions to the Washington Heights United Methodist Church and the Battle Creek Community. Vidette and Chad Bullock
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AJ

Posted at 03:47pm
Dana and family,
My sincerest condolences to you in the loss of your father. God Bless you and comfort you.
Rev 21:3-4
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