James Parker

Ann Arbor, Michigan

1937 - 2020


Ann Arbor, Michigan


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Parker, James 6/30/1937 - 10/10/2020 Dexter, MI James "Jim" Baldwin Parker died of complications from Prostate Cancer on October 10, 2020 at age 83 in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan. He was born June 30, 1937, at home in Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, the youngest of five children of Dr....

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The members of the World Chamberlain Genealogical Society (WCGS) would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Jim was a founding member, first Treasurer and for 25 years assisted members and non-members in locating their ancestors and provided new members with an updated family tree. Jim was an inspiration to our society and spoke several times on his vision for society. He was a phenomenal member and will be sorely missed by everyone in society. Jim had an unbelievable...

Got to know the Parkers during my exchange year in Michigan in 1970/71, when I went to see their Finnish exchange daughter. I got to know a friendly, welcoming, opern-minded, generous couple very much interested in what went on inside and outside the US. Saw them again in 1994. Bye Jim. It was a privilege to have known you and Barb. Dear Jeff and Jenny, my deepest sympathy -

Dear Jeff and Jenny and your families
Im sorry to hear these sad news, my deepest sympathy for Jim passing away.
I have so many good memories of my American family. Jim and Barb were always
so kind and friendly. They will have a special place in my heart forever.
Liisa (exchange student from Finland 1970-71)

Dear Dad,
You opened your arms and I walked into them. It was in 2009 in the dormitory yard for exchange students. Then my life had started towards the world. You sowed the seeds to many people like me and they blossomed. We will never forget your love. You will continue to live with us.

Dear Jeff and Jenny,
I would like to express my deepest condolences for your father's passing away.

Noriko from Japan

Dear Jeff and Jenny,

I am truly saddened and sorry for the recent passing of your father, and your mother's passing last year. Jim and Barb were two of the finest people I have ever known, always welcoming me into their heart and home with genuine smiles and warm hugs. I would not be who, and where, I am today without their love, advice, and guidance. Jim in particular helped see me through a difficult time in my life, encouraging me to get back on my feet and earn my degree at the...

I had the privilege of working with Jim on his book about Gordon Hall which we at the Dexter Area Historical Society are so proud to have as it carefully details the history of Gordon Hall and the Dexter family. His careful detail of history and families can also be found in his 5 other books about people and places in Webster Township. His knowledge and vision made him an excellent chronicler of Webster Township as well as the Parker and Chamberlain families. Our condolences go to his...

To my American Family: We share your grief about Dad’s passing and the sadness about the big loss. But we are also thankful for sharing so many wonderful and unforgettable memories. Mom and Dad with their big open hearts and always open arms enriched my life and the life of my dear ones in a very special and priceless way. They left their footprints forever.

Dear Jeff and Jenny -
So many good memories of your dad’s wit and welcome over the years - always a highlight of big family gatherings. He was a true original. My thoughts are with you both.

Dear Jeff and Jenny,

I am so sorry to hear of uncle Jim’s passing. I have many fond memories of my visits and conversations with Jim over the years. He was always ready with an interesting family story or a hilarious tale of childhood mischief involving he and my dad. He and Barb always greeted me - and whoever I had with me - with warmth and hospitality. I will sure miss him.