Ralph L. Parker Sr.

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Ralph Laverne Parker Sr., 87, of Taneytown, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Emeritus Senior Living in Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 2, 1926, in Taneytown, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ethel Crabbs Parker. He was the husband of Dorothy May Foreman Parker, who died in 1993.

His mother died when he was young, and he was raised by his father and stepmother, the late Mildred Parker.

He ran his own feed supply business for several years before becoming a mill foreman with Southern States Cooperative in Westminster. He later worked for Bare Trucking in Westminster. He enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, bowling and spending time with his family and friends. He was known as a quiet and gentle person.

Surviving are sons James Parker and wife Diane, of Taneytown, and Ralph Parker Jr. and wife Victoria, of Kingfield, Maine; grandchildren Susan Weaver and husband Dave, of Elkridge, Sharon Scholtze and husband Tim, of Westminster, Amy Waybright and husband Ben, of Taneytown, Jennifer Parker and boyfriend Dean Creasy, of Ocean City, and Kristin Delles and husband David, of Fruitland; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Jeffrey Parker.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Taneytown.

Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.

Funeral Home
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 25, 2013
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