Frederick Clyde Parker, 81, of Brockport, NY passed away peacefully at home June 1, 2020. He was born in Albion, NY to Clyde and Grace Parker. He was the second oldest of six children and he was raised in a family and an era that valued honesty, pride, respect, and hard work.
Fred grew up on the family farm and was never afraid to get his hands dirty. He was constantly taking things apart and putting them back together. Fred told stories of working on the farm with the family’s team of horses, Prince and Dan, and delivering fruits and vegetables in the Model A truck.
Fred was drafted into the Army in 1961, he was stationed at Fort Ord in California as a Military Police Officer. His Service for his Country concluded in October 1963 and he returned home to join the Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Program. Fred was very proud to be a member of the Carpenter’s Union, Local 85. After retirement he remained involved with the Union Retirees Club.
Fred met the Love of his Life, Donna Cliff, and married her in 1960. His devotion to his family and his wife were seen in his desire to provide for them. He loved only one woman; he would tell you they may not always like each other but there was always Love. Their commitment and respect have been evident in their unconditional Love throughout their 60 year marriage.
Fred and Donna have two children, Frederick Parker Jr. (Annie) and Yvonne (Parker) Hammill (Jim). There are four grandchildren that Fred treasured, Emily Parker, Nathan Parker, Aubrey Hammill, and Mallory Hammill. You could often find him at any one of their sports events, they will forever have a Guardian Angel and we are certain he will never miss another game.
Fred built a house with the help of family and close friends and together he and Donna made it a Home. Fred also grew a garden and built a Cottage where he spent endless hours. Fred provided for his family with the things he grew or built with his hands. He found solace in the simple things in Life. He loved Family, hunting, fishing, bonfires, a good Bourbon, and his 1966 Mustang.
Fred was surrounded by his wife and children as he began his journey home. The Good Lord must have needed a Master Carpenter for a Special project.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.stjude.org