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Marshall Reed Parker was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, World War II veteran and friend. Marshall was a longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, born in Lennox, California to Capt. Edward Parker (of the Hawthorne Police Department) and Nellie Parker and attended Leuzinger High School. He joined the Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific (Iwo Jima) as a gunners mate on the USS HAMLIN (AV-15) and in the occupation forces in Japan. After the war, he returned home and married his childhood sweetheart, Marion Davidson. He worked at the El Segundo Standard Oil Refinery for 38 years. He and Marion raised four children. He will be remembered for woodworking, building his home in Manhattan Beach in 1952, family vacations, fishing, BBQ's and a glass of wine. Marshall is survived by his wife, Marion; children, Marylyn (Ron) Wallace, Susan (Michael) Reese, Martin (Kathy) Parker, and Mark (Margot) Parker; grandchildren, Chuck, Michelle, Erin, Billy, Sarah, Alicia, Amy and Alora; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Services will be held at American Martyrs Church, Manhattan Beach on Saturday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m., followed by graveside services at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. Reception will follow at the family home at 2:00 p.m. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

"Death is nothing but going home to God.
The bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." - Mother Teresa

Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 13, 2010
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