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MARSHALL "DAVE", 55
Alachua - David Marshall "Dave" Parker, 55, resident of Alachua, Florida, died Friday, March 1, 2013 in the E.T. York Hospice Care Center, following a brief illness.
Mr. Parker was born June 8, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Robert and Mabel Parker. He lived in New Jersey before moving to Alachua in 1991. Dave was an entertainer, a singer and musician who was with Rocky and the Rollers for many years, playing with the greats, such as Bowser, Shirley Austin and the Shirells, the Dovells, Danny and the Juniors, along with many others. After a long career as an entertainer, Dave began working for Publix Supermarket at Steeplechase, where he'd worked for the past two years. He had recently began attending Zion Lutheran Church, in Gainesville.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Leslie Ann Parker; one daughter, Danielle Parker, of Gainesville; two sons, David Robert Parker of Alachua, and Darrick Anthony Parker, of Gainesville; and by one grandson due in August, Owen Marshall VanHall.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 6:00 P.M., in the Chapel of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA, 823 NW 143rd St., with Rev. Roger Rockhoff, officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 5:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013