February 5, 1947 ~ January 16, 2019
Robert 'Bob' Earl Parker Sr., 71, passed away on January 16, 2019 at his home. Bob was born in Athol, MA on February 5, 1947 to the late Harold and Thelma Stratton Parker. He was married to Ellen Westendorff Parker for 44 years. Bob was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the Army. He was deacon and active member of Calvary Church of West Hartford and was an early childhood educator. Bob was devoted to his family. Bob is predeceased by his first wife Kathleen and his daughter Sharon. He is survived by his beloved wife Ellen; children Rob and Robyn Parker, Jonathan and Rachel Parker, Ben and Jenn Parker, Jennifer and Chris Johnson, and Josh and Taylor Parker; and siblings Harold Parker Jr., John Parker, and Mary Desmond. He found joy in his later years being an Opa to his 15 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bob's family on Friday, January 18th (TODAY) from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. His memorial service will be held Saturday, January 19th at 1:00PM at Calvary Church of West Hartford, 1855 Albany Ave., West Hartford. Burial will take place at a later date in the State Veteran's Cemetery, Middletown.