Richard Allan Parker, age 64 of Elmira, passed away at his home on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Richard was born in Flint on May 4, 1954 to Jack and Mary Lou (Kirk) Parker. He was a member of the teamsters as a truck driver. Richard loved to collect tractors, and owned many antique tractors; International Harvester was his favorite. At the request of his niece, he even custom-painted one of them pink! He enjoyed attending tractor shows and camping, and above all he loved spending time with his grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
He is survived by his siblings, Donna (Jerry) Hindmon, Dennis (Dale) Parker, Tricia (Marvin) Carlson, and Jerry (Gina) Parker; step-son Matthew (Jennifer) McArthur; his three granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Karen; his parents, and sister Nancy Williams.
A funeral service will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home on June 1, 2018 at 11:30am.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 31 from 4 to 7pm. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday, June 1, from 10:30am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society courtesy of the Nelson Funeral Home.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.