Thomas Eldon Parr(January 3, 1927 - January 26, 2013)

Mr. Thomas Eldon Parr of Port Angeles passed away at his winter home in Indio, California, at the age of 86.

He was born in Longview, Washington, on January 3, 1927, to John Wilson and Nellie May Parr.

Tom graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1945 and joined the Navy the same year as a Seabee. He served from 1945 to 1949.

After he received his honorable discharge, he worked at Peninsula Plywood for many years. Later, he worked as a longshoreman until his retirement.

Tom was a former stock car racer and co-founder of the Port Angeles Speedway.

He married Jacquiline Sheedy on April 28, 1946.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time in Indio at their winter home.

He belonged both to the American Legion and the Eagles, and was a member of the Woodworkers of America union.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Parr of Port Angeles; sons Rick Parr and Robert (LeAnn) Parr of Port Angeles; daughter Lori (Alan) Huser of Port Orchard; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie; son Thomas John Parr; brother George Parr; and sisters Shari Gosnell, Gwen Jones and Joan Price.

Tom's wish that there be no service will be honored.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society,; or to .

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 7, 2013