Floyd A. Parker
1924 - 2021
BORN
1924
DIED
2021
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Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home Inc
40 Church St
Shelburne Falls, MA
Floyd A. Parker

Buckland, MA — Floyd A. Parker, 97, of East Buckland Rd., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Floyd was born at home in Hawley on June 21, 1924 the son of Charles S. and Myrtie L. (Armsby) Parker.

At the age of 17, Floyd left school and enlisted in the US Army. During WWII he served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with Bronze Service Arrowhead.

Upon returning from the service, Floyd worked for a potato farm in Hawley and then a logging and lumber business.

In 1964 he began his career as custodian at the Charlemont High School and in 1967 moved on to the newly opened Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Buckland. He remained at Mohawk until his retirement in 1986.

In his "retirement", Floyd returned to the woods and continued his firewood business he had started years before. He also continued to line the fields at Mohawk for the sports teams and drove their buses for away games.

In his free time Floyd loved spending a week in the summer at a camp on Lake Champlain in Vermont.

The family he leaves behind include a son Ronnie Parker and his partner June Heiddeman of Ashfield, a daughter Sandy Herzig and husband James of Buckland, nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, a great great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.

Floyd was predeceased by his wife Lurena (Purinton), son Larry, granddaughters Shannon and Rhonda, grandson Joshua and his beloved dog Sport.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, 40 Church St., Shelburne Falls.


Published by The Recorder on Oct. 2, 2021.
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Hi I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad always brought sunshine to our relationship and without he and your mom I would never had the opportunity to spend summers on the lake with them. Unfortunately I am away and will not be able to attend the gathering. My best to all of his family ! With fond remembrances. Bob
Bob LaFleur
October 5, 2021
to all the PARKER AND PURINTON FAMILY, WE WERE SORRY TO HEAR OF FLOYD PASSING. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND. WE PLAYED MANY BASEBALL GAMES WITH HIM, IN THE OLD DAYS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Wayne Carey [email protected]
October 2, 2021
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