Ralph L. Parker

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Ralph L. Parker

June 11, 1931 - August 04, 2018

Ralph L. Parker, 87, of Anderson, passed away on Aug. 4, 2018, at the Providence Nursing Home in Anderson.
He was born on June 11, 1931, in East Enterprise, Indiana, and resided most of his life in Anderson.
Ralph graduated with a master's degree in engineering from Purdue University. He served his country on the USS Randolph, and later became a captain in the United States Navy.
He was an engineer for General Motors, and retired in 1988 after 30 years of service.
He was on the East Central Indiana Solid Waste District Committee, helped with the White River Watchers, was member of the Fellowship Masonic Lodge 681, F. & A. M, became a Master Gardener where he helped with many different gardening events, and received his pilot's license and flew for several years.
Ralph enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, and raising cattle. He remained physically active, and enjoyed his yard work in his later years.
Ralph is survived by his loving children, Michael (Cathy) Parker of Markleville, Mark Parker of Pittsboro, North Carolina, and Lynne (Bruce) Sutton of Morristown, Indiana; and grandchildren, Andrew Parker and Emily Parker.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jo (Robbins) Parker; son, Ross Parker; daughter, Kim Parker; parents, John and Lena (Scudder) Parker; and sister, Lorraine (Leland) Chase.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.
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Published on August 6, 2018
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3 posts

Chad Bouslog
Aug 08, 2018
Ralph was always so knowledgeable about many things in life. He always had words of encouragement for the agriculture sector!!
Lana Chase Ison
Aug 07, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My heart goes out to you.
I was Ronald Chase’s first wife and knew your parents well.
Was not aware that your mother had passed. She was a great lady.
Brian R Robbins
Aug 07, 2018
So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. See everyone a the funeral home.