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John Fredrick Parker

March 24, 1922 April 13, 2018
John Fredrick Parker
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Obituary for John Fredrick Parker

John Fredrick Parker, 96, of Lapeer passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.

John was born in Liverpool, England on March 24, 1922 to Thomas and Lillian (Temple) Parker. John married Ina Sword of Coupar Angus, Scotland in 1945. They had two children, Freida and David. John was a WWII veteran serving in the 98th Regiment Royal Artillery. He enlisted at the age of 17 and since he was under age, he was assigned the job of bugler and quickly advanced to the status of a gunner. John also participated in the D-day invasion at Normandy. After his service experience, John became a cobbler for the Wellington Boot Company and a signalman for the British Railroad. In 1962, John and his family immigrated to Lapeer. He worked for Hoffman’s Shoe Store in downtown Lapeer as a shoe repairman until he started his employment at AC Sparkplug in Flint. John worked for AC for over 25 years – he started as a custodian and ended up retiring a supervisor. He loved to camp, fish, square dance, bowl and he loved hockey. He was also an avid “crafter” – working with many different forms of media John crafted trinkets that he shared with everyone in his life.

John is survived by his son, David (Vicki) Parker of Metamora; grandchildren: Sean Parker, Kyle (Emily) Parker, Tami (Marty) Alcorn, Celea Belts, John Whooster, Michael Whooster, Lillian Jenkins, Theresa Bergley and Chris Whooster; thirteen great grandchildren; sisters: May Hannigan of Flint and Joan Nield of England. John was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Parker; daughter, Freida Whooster; brothers: Frank & Bill; sister, Jean, and his parents.

In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer.

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