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Richard D. Parker

December 18, 1967 — February 13, 2018

Marion- Richard Duane Parker, 50, of Marion, formerly of Crab Orchard, passed away at 9:37 AM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at his home. Richard was born on December 18, 1967 in Joliet to Glen Leslie and Charlene (Schram) Parker. He married Sheila Jennings in Marion. He was a jack of all trades. He was mechanically inclined and a skilled carpenter who loved helping anyone who needed it. Richard was a compassionate man who would give you the shirt off his back and often performed his work at no charge-. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR events and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs. Survivors include- Wife- Sheila Parker of Marion Son- Glen Parker and wife Lana of Walnut, MS Daughter- Olivia Parker of Dexter, MO Step children: Ashley Clark of Benton Amanda Jennings, David Jennings and Dustin Jennings all of Marion Grandchild- Amelia Parker of Dexter, MO Grandchildren- Leah and Harley Jennings of Marion Mother- Charlene Parker of East Moline, IL Sister- Pava Taylor of Williamsburg, IA Sister- Glenda Iossi and husband David of Bettendorf, IA Nieces and nephews: Lanae Lepesky Hannah Hollis Anthony Mallary Parker Iossi Best Friend- Kelly Smith of Marion He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and several aunts and uncles. A memorial graveside service will be held at a 2 pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 officiated by Jim Lambert at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were made at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N. Market St./ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.
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