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Cleo Franklin Parker, 73, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away peacefully in his home among his loving family on August 2, 2014.

He was born on May 17, 1941, on Caney Fork, North Carolina, to Porter Lawrence and Maggie May (Morgan) Parker. Cleo and his family moved to Hamilton, WA when he was 4 years old. He graduated from Sedro-Woolley High school in 1959.

Cleo was a co-owner of the Union Shake Mill in Darrington and worked as an operator in several shake/shingle mills in Skagit and Clallam Counties. He also enjoyed the years he lived and worked in Alaska as a heavy equipment operator building roads on the remote Kuiu Island, Saginaw Bay.

Cleo met the love of his life, Teresa Erickson, on November 15, 1989 and they happily spent the rest of his years together. A special time in his life was when they lived in Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor, WA, living on a houseboat.

Cleo leaves behind his sweetheart, Teresa Erickson of Sedro-Woolley; 2 daughters, Julie Brune (Dave) of Nooksack and Lisa Parker of Bellingham; son, Michael J. Parker (Linda) of Sedro-Woolley; beloved sister, Cecile Campbell, and sister, Mary Jo; 8 awesome grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; nephew, Alan; nieces, Shelia and Sandy.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael F. Parker; beloved brother-in-law, Harry Campbell; and nephew, David Campbell.

Cleo loved many things but most of all he loved his family and enjoyed doing outdoor activities with them. He brought joy and happiness to all who met him. He will truly be missed.

Please join Cleo's family for a graveside service on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00PM at the Lyman Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Cleo's life with food and fellowship at the Lyman City Park.

Services and cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel Sedro-Woolley. Share your memories of Cleo and sign the online guest register at
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Lemley Chapel
1008 Third Street Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
(360) 855-1288
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Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Aug. 10, 2014
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