James Francis Parker

Birth Date: 
Monday, December 4, 1961
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

James Francis Parker (Jim), 58, of Wooster, OH passed away on Tuesday, October 20th. 

Jim was born December 4th, 1961 to Susan (Joyce) Parker, née Bente, and James E. Parker. He grew up in Apple Creek with his brother Jeff (Cindy) and sister Julie, to whom he remained close throughout his life. 

Jim is survived by his two children, Erin and Drew Parker. He instilled in both of them a passion for music, a love of laughter and an unending curiosity about the world. Erin and Drew will cherish their fond memories of a childhood in a home filled with laughter, friends and a sense of community. They share their sadness in his passing with Laura Lemon, Caryn Deal Betson and Jackie Driscoll. He was loved by his many nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom loved his mischievous sense of humor.

Due to the pandemic, services will not be held. His family requests that you honor his memory by raising a beer and turning the music up loud.



There will be no services


I’m so sorry, he is my cousin, but the heart ache his siblings, children and extended family far exceeds my selfish feelings.
May I raise an O’douls and listen to my music as loud as I can!?!
Love you, Jimmie, your spirit will never leave us!
Memory Eternal

I pray you're singing with the angels now. Jimmie was quite the guy. My sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved him. Cousin, Paula

Turning up the music!! Condolences to all the family.

Had a hoot with Jim thru school. Pretty sure we got in trouble a few times too! RIP my friend and play your music loud!!

Sorry to hear this news. Even as folks closest to him honor his life, let us grieve this loss for family and the community.

Rest in piece my dear friend. I will always cherish the times we had playing and working together. We learned much from each other. I will keep those memories until we meet again. Prayers to all the family, friends and associates.

So sorry and prayers to family and friends. He was a great person. Sadly missed.

Jeff. Where do I begin? You two have impacted my life probably more than you know. I think back on our years at LUK lol. I’ve been to quite a few Jimmy appearances throughout the years. Damn. I loved him. I want you know that. He was a treat to know and love. Prayers to all. He was a blessing to every person he touched. Rock on Jimmy!

Sending my sympathy and love to the family

Much sympathy to the Parker family. I always remember Jimmy as the fun loving , everyone loved him kind of guy. So sorry for all of you.

RIP Jimmy, we worked together at LuK, with his Brother Jeff many years ago, condolences to his family! Rock and Roll Jimmy!

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