Raleigh R. Parker

Published 11:08 am Thursday, October 26, 2017

Raleigh R. Parker, 81, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Rae Parker (Davis); daughter, Sheila (Mick) Newman of Valparaiso, Indiana, and son, Michael Parker of Fort Wayne, Indiana; sisters, Janice (Floyd) Pierce, of Tryon, N.C. and Cynthia (Michael) Frohlich of Landrum, S.C.; his grandkids, Alisa (Leigh) Suggs, Joel (Alisha) Newman, Joshua (Jessy) Newman, Stacy (Sam) Widdall, Parker Newman, Zoe Parker, Sawyer Newman, and P. J. Parker; and five great grandchildren and another one due in March, 2018.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Brownlow and Eunice Parker; a sister, Merdice; and by his brothers, Jack Parker and Phillip Parker.

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Raleigh was truly a family man. His infectious smile and laugh will be dearly missed. He attended the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana for over twenty years where he was a deacon, an usher and a church greeter.

Submitted by Cynthia Frohlich