Jeffrey Thomas Parker

Jeffrey Thomas Parker passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital following a short illness.

A private family service was held Thursday, Oct. 24, and officiated by Father James Dowds. A public memorial service is planned for the future.

Jeff was delivered by Dr. Drummond on Sept. 1, 1948, to Frank and Alice Parker. The family lived in the Rand District for many years before moving to Ridgecrest in 1959.

Although Jeff left the area often to enjoy fishing and other times for work, Ridgecrest always remained home. He worked as a painter for private homes as well as many commercial and government projects. For the past 15 years, Jeff was a dedicated companion and caretaker of his mother.

Jeff is survived by his mother, Alice; brothers Richard and Susan Dennis of Arizona, Michael and Barbara Parker of Calabasas, and Steven and Denise Parker of Lake View Terrace; nieces Sarah and Brett Tanner, Susan and Richard Copelin and Ashley and Chris Jones of Alta Dena; nephews Cary and Julie Dennis of Arizona and Rich and Angela Dennis of Arizona; great-nieces, Brittany Tanner of Fresno and Alexandra Tanner and Devyn, Carly and Alyssa Dennis of Arizona, and great-nephews, Jake Dennis of Arizona and Sean Tanner. He was also survived by lifetime friends, Brad and Sharon Stanley of Nevada and Greg and Jane Stanley of Nevada. He will be sorely missed not only by family but many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank.

Arrangements were by Holland & Lyons Mortuary.

Submitted by the family of Jeffrey Parker

Story First Published: 2013-10-30