Millersburg, OH-Paul William Parker, 88, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at his home surrounded by family, following an extended illness.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Parker Cemetery, Newton, WV. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio.
Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
Paul was born Apr. 21, 1932, in Newton, WV, and was the son of Kenna and Dora (Keaton) Parker.
He was previously married to Alice B. Hanshaw, Phyllis Cruickshanks – Boggs, and Janice Nadine Laflin, all of whom preceded him in death. Paul’s current wife is Lydia Starcher Watson and she survives.
Paul worked 31 years at Ohio Injector Company. He was a farmer most of his life and was proud of his Black Angus cattle. Paul grew up in Rogers Fork Baptist Church and recently was attending Welcome Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and he loved his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife Lydia, is a son, Rodney Bruce (Janet) Parker of Copley, OH; two stepchildren, Tom (Donna) Watson of Maidsville, WV and Barbie (Philip) Howard of Spencer, WV; six grandchildren, Bryan Paul Parker, Allison Renee (Brian) Ingalls, Lisa Anne Parker, Jessica Marie Parker (fiance, Joe), Jeremy David Parker (fiancee, Kate Trogden) and Olivia Conley; three step-grandchildren, Dustin Casto, Brandie Watson and Brian Watson; and six great-grandchildren, Owen Ingalls, Evan Ingalls, Alisha Berry, and Skyler, Cylis, and Ava Fleming. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; former wives, Alice, Phyllis and Janice; two brothers; four sisters; son, Timothy Allen Parker; and step-grandson, Jarett Watson.