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Samuel G. "Sam" Parker, age 74 of Elwood, died July 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born on August 6, 1942 in Elwood, to Thurman and Dorothy (Litsey) Parker.
He was a 1960 graduate of Wendell L. Willkie High School, and served in the U.S. Navy. Sam owned and operated Sam's Wonder Bar and Village Café in Elwood for over 30 years. He also formerly worked at Guide Lamp and owned and managed rental properties. Sam attended First Missionary Baptist Church, and was a member of the Elwood Elks, Elwood V.F.W., Elwood Eagles Lodge, the Elwood American Legion, and the Hoosier Auto Racing Fan Club. Sam enjoyed mowing and caring for his property.
Sam's family includes two sons, Brian Parker of Elwood and Brent Parker of Tempe, Arizona; sister, Connie (Robert) Barcinski of Florida; grandson, Karson Parker; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carolyn Marie Parker and Marilyn Blair; and former spouse, Rosi Ann (Frye) Parker.
Sam's Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Pastor Rodney Ellis officiating. Entombment will follow in Elwood City Cemetery Mausoleum and will include Military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy and the Elwood V.F.W. honor guard team. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home. Memorial contributions: Hemophilia of Indiana.
Online condolence: copherfeslermay.com.
Published on July 29, 2017
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