Obituary: Charles Parker
Charles R. Parker passed away peacefully on May 1, 2015, at home with his family.
Charlie was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Decatur, Ill. He met and married Phyllis Lucas Parker on April 27, 1957.
After having four children, they came to Kingman in 1964 where they had their last child. Charlie worked at Devaul Mine for 9 years, then went to work for Shuffler and Sons and retired as a finish carpenter.
He helped start Kingman youth league football and spent many years coaching Little League baseball.
He is survived by the love of his life, Phyllis Parker, his wife of 58 years; his sister, Sally (Carl) Gaither; his five children, Debbie (Bill) Shade, Rhonda (Ed) Walker, Teresa (Steve) Roth, Chuck Parker, and Tim (Dawn) Parker; as well as his 10 grandchildren; Davia, Stephen, David, Jessica, Danielle, Ariel, Drew, Dakota, Serena and Sean; and seven great-grandchildren; Savanah, Mason, Ella, Lucas, Aria, AJ and Callahan.
There will be a celebration of Life in his home, 2507 Phoenix Ave., at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kingman Hospice House.