Robert Charles Parker, 83, of the Blackfoot area passed away December 9, 2010 at the home of his daughter Charlotte Marx in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho.
Bob, as he was known, was born in 1926 in Bloomington, Idaho to George Elmer Parker and Lula Caroline Christensen. He spent his childhood there, attending Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho.
During World War II he served in the Army Air Corp based in Newfoundland, Canada. Bob graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Hercules Incorporated, a missile manufacturing company in Magna, Utah for 27 years.
He married Lucille Matthews in 1953. They were parents of three children; Steven, Marianne and Charlotte. Following her death he married Julia Bradshaw, which brought him to the Moreland, Idaho area to live.
Bob was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission to the New England States. During his life he had many leadership positions including Bishop of the Bountiful, Utah Second Ward. He enjoyed scouting and served on the Woodbadge staff. With his wife, Julia, he also served a mission to Jacksonville, Florida and two in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He is survived by his wife, Julia; his children, Steven (Denise) Parker and Charlotte (Jeffrey) Marx; Julia’s children, Sharon (Allan) Lloyd, Terry (Ann) Bradshaw, Teressa (Richard) Ashton and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his parents; his daughter, Marianne; brother, Newell Parker and sisters, Mary Carver and Lela Nelson.
A funeral service will be held in the Bloomington, Idaho Ward Chapel on US 30 in Paris, Idaho on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11 a.m.
The family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services.
Interment will follow at the Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Idaho.
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