Robert H. Parker

Born: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Died: Wed., Jul. 3, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Jul. 09, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 09, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

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Douglas- Robert H. Parker, 91, of Chestnut St. died Wed. July 3, 2019 at home. His wife of 65 years Carolyn B. (Balcome) Parker died Jan. 16, 2015.

       He is survived by a son Alfred Douglas Parker and his wife Priscilla of Greenfield, MA; 2 daughters, Deborah L. Oleksy and her husband Stanley of Gilbert, AZ and Nancy J. Parker of Bedford, MA; 4 grandchildren Brett Parker, Shelley Anne, Vanessa Marie, and Amanda Jo; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 brothers Richard Parker and Warren Parker. Born in Douglas, MA on Jan. 20, 1928 he was the son of Earl S. and Ardis H. (Shippee) Parker and lived in Douglas all of his life.
     Mr. Parker worked as a union truck driver for Branch Motors in Framingham and Carolina Freight in Worcester. Previously he was a construction worker and warehouseman. He retired in 1989. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran who served in Alaska at the end of the war. He was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Douglas and Teamsters Local 170 in Worcester. He enjoyed time with family and friends, watching NASCAR, and being a jack-of-all-trades. He also liked his John Deere mowers, his Kubota tractor and Wright’s Chicken Farm.  
     His memorial funeral service will be held Tues. July 9 at 11 am in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St. Burial will be in Acotes Hill Cemetery in Chepachet, RI at a later date. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tues. July 9 from 9 to 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Douglas Firefighters Assoc. PO Box 222, Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit

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Ian Bowles
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
I may have only known you for 6 months Bob, but they are 6 months that I will forever remember fondly. Glad we were able to enjoy an afternoon tea before you left! Ian & Lisa.

Fran and Eric Grann
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
So sorry to hear this . When we move to Douglas in 1990 Bob and Carolyn were first to welcome us to the neighborhood. Bob was always there to plow us out and loved to chat about the goings on in town. He was a kind and genuine man. He will be missed.

Karl Reger
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
This is extremely difficult for me right now, but I will ALWAYS cherish the conversations (& coffee & laughs) that we shared during my early morning jaunts by your house. Both Ian and Cheryl expressed similar thoughts to me regarding you. You will always have a place in my heart.


P.S. Those crows and that hawk will never be the same, either!

Rebecca Walker
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Rebecca Walker, Vicki Wieler, and Robyn Becher.

Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father. May his memories provide comfort.

Louise Johnston
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
With fond memories, kindest thoughts and sincere sympathies goes to you all. Love, Louise and family

lisa hennessey
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad, Deb. Fill your heart with happy thoughts and memories. Love and prayers for you and your family.

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