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Eric Parker

August 24, 1959 — August 25, 2022

Eric Parker, 63, born in Chicago, Illinois on August 24, 1959, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 25, 2022.

He was the beloved son of the late William T. Parker and the late Dorothy (Jensen) Parker and was a loving partner for over 15 years in Los Angeles, California to the late Ty Joseph Lavin.

He is survived by his brothers, Barry (Janet) Parker, Bradley (Joanie Pallatto) Parker, and Chris (Andrea) Parker, nephews Eli Parker and Quinten Parker, and niece Zoe Parker.

Eric was so loved by his Auntie, the late Inez (Parker) Laury, and he loved her and her famous cheesecake!

The Georgia Parkers: Cousins Cheryl Ann and John Gilchrist, cousin Gwen (Ramsey) Sylvain and the late Aunt Inez (Laury) Parker, Aunt Bea (Ramsey) Parker, Grandfather Reverend Ephriam Berry Parker, and Grandmother Linny Hines.

As a child, his mother Dorothy would drive with all his brothers to visit her relatives in Osceola, Wisconsin.

The Osceola Jensens: Uncle Robert (and Carol) Jensen, Uncle Donald (and Jean) Jensen, cousins Nancy Beck and Vickie Jensen, and the late Uncle Charles (and Mary) Jensen, Aunt Dorothy Jensen, and Aunt Joyce Jensen.

After graduating from Kenwood High School in Chicago, Eric became a Navy Seal, specializing as an Underwater Diving Technician in Hawaii. Relocating to Los Angeles, he worked for KHL (Incentive) and spent the last two years in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eulogy by Barry Parker
On the Death
Eric Randal Parker
August 25, 2022

We did not know it at the time, but we were fortunate to have the best parents and family in the world.

They accomplished what few other people could do fifty years ago; raise a bi-racial family with care, love, and success.

There were no racial lines or distinctions, just friends and family.
Essentially, you were the middle son and had to make your own way independently.
I have always been proud that you were able to do so on your own.
You will always be the center of our family. We will forever miss you.

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