Laurence W. Parker (1943-2013)

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Laurence W. “Turk” Parker, age 70, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 8:38 P.M. on Monday, July 9, 2013, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Mr. Parker was a graduate of Edon High School and had been employed at Stan Pepple Motors in Bryan as a parts manager, body shop manager and salesman, retiring with nearly twenty years of service. He was a charter member of the Tri-State Corvair Club, was an avid Nascar fan and, most of all, was a beloved father and grandpa.

Laurence W. Parker was born on May 16, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Wilson and Lelah P. (Ealing) Parker.

Survivors include two daughters, Shelly (Steed) Williams, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Holly (Jason) Clark, of Ney, Ohio; one son, Doug Parker, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one sister, Louise Bagwell, of Diamond Bar, California; eight grandchildren, and his former wife, Marsha Parker, of Bryan.
Memorials are requested to the Rotary International Polio Plus Program.

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