HERBERT M. PARKER - LINCOLN - Herbert M. Parker, 84, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury. He was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Saranac Lake, N.Y., the son of Howard and Rena York Parker. He was a retired farmer and had lived most of his life in Lincoln. He also drove school bus for many years. During his early years, he served on the Mt. Abraham school board and was lister for the Town of Lincoln. He was a devoted family man whose main enjoyment in life was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Herbert is survived by his wife, Lois, of 62 years, his soul mate and more recently caregiver; his four children, Linda Parker, Robert Parker and Mary Emmons, all of Lincoln, and Hilda Vincent and her companion, Timothy Sawyer, of New Haven; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; his half-brother, Bill James of Bristol; his sister-in-law, Evelyn Parker, of Maryland; two brothers-in-law, Rupert Billings and Richard Billings and his wife, Joyce, all of Orange City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Marshall Parker of New Haven and Clarence Parker of Maryland; and a half brother, Harry James of Saranac Lake, N.Y. A special thanks to Addison County Home Health who provided care and support during the past few years. Also special thanks to the nurses at Porter Hospital who provided comfort and support during his last hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT; or Hospice Volunteer Services, P.O. Box 772, Middlebury, VT.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 3, 2013