James Samuel Parker Sr. was born on September 4, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The only child of Thomas and Ardella Parker, Sam knew from the start that family was precious. He grew up to become a real patriot and family man. He married the love of his life Dana, raised wonderful children, was a dedicated Mason, and proudly served his country, first in the United States Army and then the United States Postal Service. Sam was a credit to the uniform and to fatherhood. Sam is survived by his son James Samuel Parker Jr.; daughter-in-law Tegan Jude McDonald-Parker; grandson Quade Darian McDonald-Parker, his daughters Stephanie B. Parker and Samantha Gayle (Parker) Murphy; his son-in-law Michael Murphy; and his grandson Stephen Murphy. He will be dearly missed.
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