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Gaylon C. Parker

October 16, 1945 ~ January 24, 2021

Gaylon C. Parker, 75

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Gaylon C. Parker, has passed away at the age of 75. He leaves behind a legacy of work on behalf of area veterans’ organizations, having served as a past-commander of VFW Post 10066 in Jensen Beach and house committee chairman of VFW Post 4194 in Stuart.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his father, William Odus Parker, his mother, Kathryn (Brown) Parker, and his brother, James William Parker. He leaves behind his treasured wife of 55 years, Karen Kay (Crabbe) Parker, his son, Gaylon William Parker, his daughter, Heather Corren Parker, and five grandchildren: Megan Kathryn Parker, Logan William Parker, Karen Kay Lyvers, Erika Corren Lyvers and Parker Alex Lariscy.

Mr. Parker was born in Benton, Ark. On Oct. 16, 1945 and grew up in the Ohio Valley, where he was an exemplary Jefferson Union High School athlete and a multi-sport letterman in baseball, football, and track and field. A member of the Jensen Beach Optimist Club for many years, Mr. Parker was a baseball coach for dozens of local youths, and he contributed to the Martin County High School track and field team while his children participated in those endeavors.

He will be sorely missed by not only his family, but also lifelong friend Ron Johnston, who was at his side from birth until Mr. Parker’s passing on Jan. 24, 2021, and he leaves behind numerous local Treasure Coast friends of more than 40 years. Mr. Parker was a US Navy veteran – having served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War – and was a journeyman electrician during his working life – having been an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union steward and retiring from Florida Power and Light.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10066, 1805 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach, Fla. 34957 or Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian, Stuart, Fla. 34997 would be greatly appreciated.


shelagh doyle

January 27, 2021, 4:27 pm

Rest in Peace . You will be missed.

Heather Parker

January 28, 2021, 3:21 am

You have kept me smiling and laughing up to the end and beyond. Not only are there countless, great memories of you but they’re surrounded with love of family and friends. I love you, Dad!

Tom McAdoo

January 28, 2021, 9:40 pm

Karen, I am so deeply saddened to hear about Gaylon’s passing and pray for you, Heather and Gaylon and your grandchildren.

Linda and Dave Pennington

January 29, 2021, 1:59 pm

I know he is gone in body, but he has left a bit of his spirit in all of those who loved him. The memories of all our shared experiences over the past 40 years will heal our hearts! Rest with the angels, dear friend!❤️

Linda and Dave Pennington

January 29, 2021, 2:08 pm

I know Gaylon is gone in body but a bit of his spirit remains in the hearts of all of us who loved him. We have shared so many memories over the past 40 years, and they will always remain with us. When someone becomes a memory, the memory is a treasure to hold. Our sympathy and prayers for peace to the entire family.❤️

Elaine Sorrells

February 11, 2021, 10:51 pm

I just came across this. I am saddened. I grew up across the street from the Parkers in Miramar FL and lost touch over time when they moved to Jensen Beach. Mr. Parker was hilarious and always made me laugh. He was one of a kind. I remember he and my dad were quite a pair. Lol Mrs Parker big hug & kiss. You were always kind and warm-hearted. Heather if you read this I would love to catch up with you. I will be sure to inform my family asap.

Nettie Pearson

January 23, 2024, 2:26 pm

We were not aware that Gaylon had passed away. We have tried many times to make connections with him snd Karen through email, Facebook etc. we are saddened to find out that he has passed. We have very fond memories of him and his family throughout the years. On behalf of his Staton cousins we extend our deepest condolences to his family. Gaylon, Uncle Odus, Aunt Kathryn and Jim were very special to us. Love and prayers. Nettie Pearson

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