William K."Billy" Parker Sr.
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AGE: 70 • Keansburg
William K."Billy" Parker Sr., 70, of Toms River, passed away suddenly at his home Sunday, January 6th. Born in Jersey City, Billy moved to Keansburg in 1959 and married his soul mate and love of his life Virginia where he raised five children. A hard working man his entire life, he worked two jobs to provide for his family as a Teamster truck driver for 41 years, retiring from ABF Freight in 2002 and also as a bartender at the old Heidelberg Inn on the boardwalk in Keansburg for 22 years. For those whose lives he touched, he will be remembered as a loving and devoted man that would do anything for anyone especially his family. Billy was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. His passion for his family cannot be explained, he will be missed dearly by his family and friends, the world will never be the same without Billy Parker and his infectious smile. Willie P was a simple man who enjoyed his weekly card games, trips to AC, and community activities with his treasured friends. Poppy was his family's rock, always there with his words of wisdom, patience, love, and understanding.Billy was predeceased by his parents; William & Marie (Mumm) Parker and in-laws Salvatore & Frances Rinaldi. 3 Sisters; Theresa Carson, Carol McKenna and Peggy Rutherford. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Virginia Rinaldi Parker; his children, Marlene and Peter Vallone of Middletown, Carlene and Francis Farrell of Hazlet, William and Dina Parker of Hazlet, Salvatore and Karen Parker of Asbury Park, Kelly and Frank Derise of North Middletown; and his sixteen adoring grandchildren; Sisters and brothers, Joann Tirado, Donna Mercado, Ronald Haegele, Joseph Haegele, Michael Parker, Donald and Genieve Potenza, Angela Marino, Connie LaMonica and Mary Rinaldi; a brother in-law Vincent McKenna of Jackson and countless nieces, nephews and friends. Family will be accepting friends at the Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals 233 Carr Ave in Keansburg, on Thursday & Friday, 2-4 p.m & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday 10:15 a.m at St. Ann Church, Keansburg. Burial to follow at Mount Olivet in Middletown. Letters of condolence can be sent to www.jacque linemryanfh.com
Published in Asbury Park Press from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2013