Darwin Parker

Darwin Lee Parker

Thursday, May 21st, 1942 - Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Darwin Lee Parker
May 21, 1942 – June 19, 2020

Darwin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away June 19, 2020 of a rare lung disease.
Darwin was born sixth in succession to fourteen other children to Justice and Agnes Parker in the Stayton, OR area.
Their other children are: Patricia, James (Jim), Donald, Raymond, Robert, Kenneth, William, Marvin, Michael, Gary, Dale, Connie, Donna and Sandra.
After graduating high school, he went to work in Albany. He met and married Suzy Houghton and together they had four children: Paul, Beverly, Patrick and Mark.
They eventually divorced and Darwin moved to McMinnville, Oregon. He worked at a Taco factory as a janitor and met Patricia Hoffman. They were married in October 1973. In 1978 Deanna was born and ten in 1980 Sarah came into their world.
They would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in October.
Darwin was a gentle man. He was a hard worker and very supportive. He loved cleaning and spent the better part of his working life cleaning doctor’s offices, churches, working for various janitorial services around Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon.
During their 46 years together, their family grew to thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Darwin loved to fish and hunt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sandra, and brothers Donald and William. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, eleven brothers and sisters, six children, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Huston-Jost funeral home is handling the arrangements.
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    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Huston-Jost Funeral Home
    86 W. Grant Street
    LEBANON, OR 97355
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Donna Marie Dawson

Posted at 07:57pm
My Brother Darwin
A man of great pride
He stood by your side
He lived family and friends
To the bitter en
He is with the Lord now
Watching over all of u
He could be a stubborn man
But he always smiled and never raised a hand
Brother we love you and you will be very missed
Sister Donna

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