David "Dave" Parker
1950 - 2021

David "Dave" Parker

October 6, 1950-January 1, 2021

David "Dave" Parker, 70, of Davenport, Iowa passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials in Dave's name may be made to The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's (https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/) or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. Weerts Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dave was born on October 6, 1950 in Toronto, Canada to Rev. James and Marilynn Parker. He graduated from St. Ambrose University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Information Technology. Dave was married to Paula Scott in 1970, they eventually divorced. He later married Lori Mirfield in 1987. Dave loved music and ultra cycling (long distance bicycling) before his health declined. After he was not able to participate in ultra cycling events, he along with his good friend and fellow cyclist, Joe Jamison, founded Ultra Midwest and organized various races; he also founded Big Dogs which was a community website for Ultra cyclist to log their miles and give support on race days. Dave also enjoyed photography. He was a true fighter and never let Parkinson's Disease rule his life.

Those left to honor his memory are his wife Lori; children Blaise Parker, Dylan (Tia), and Taylor; grandchildren Ayva, Cameron, and Antigone; siblings Mary (Rodney) Parker, Tim (Angela) Parker, and Eve (Tom) Parker; nephews: Parker, Ellis, and Dieter; niece, Mandy; and great-nephews Arlo and Eero. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting his obituary at www.weertsfh.com

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Published by Quad-City Times on Jan. 10, 2021.
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sorry to hear keep on riding dave
bruce nelson
January 13, 2021
My deepest sympathies.May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of sorrow. Always remember that God keeps in his memory those whom we lose because they are precious in his eyes (Psalms 116:15)

January 11, 2021
Sorry to hear of Dave´s passing. I worked at John Keady Cadillac when he was a mechanic there. Best time I will remember was when Dave, Glen Davis, and I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan in Peoria. Rest In Peace!
Randy Shaffer
January 10, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave was always one of my favorite patients he always came in with his bike and a huge smile on his face. Miss him already
January 10, 2021