Wil­mot ‘Bill’ Emerson Parker, 88, of Bin­newa­ter

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

BIN­NEWA­TER >> Wil­mot “Bill” Emerson Parker, 88, passed away at his home on Sun­day, Sept. 25, 2016.

He was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Man­hat­tan to the late Emerson Ross and Lil­lian Parker. He served in the U.S. Army in the post-World War II oc­cu­pa­tion of Ger­many and in the Korean War, re­ceiv­ing nu­mer­ous medals, in­clud­ing three bat­tle stars.

Bill owned and op­er­ated Parker Ex­ca­vat­ing and Parker Truck­ing un­til his re­tire­ment in the early 1990s. His pas­sion in­cluded his trucks, gar­den­ing, his grand­chil­dren (fish­ing), great­grand­chil­dren, and scratch-offs. He was a long­time mem­ber of the Wil­liams Lake fam­ily in Rosendale.

Bill was pre­de­ceased by his wife, Frances Parker, whom he mar­ried in 1978, and who died on June 25, 2011.

He is sur­vived by a daugh­ter, Lili Parker Warnot and her hus­band James of Rhinebeck; a son, Dr. Phillip Parker and his wife Randi of Kingston; a sis­ter, Dorothy Davis of Kingston; six grand­chil­dren, Michelle Parker Walsh, Stephen Parker, Joe Warnot, Anna Parker, Thomas Parker, and Phillip Parker Jr.; and seven great-grand­chil­dren, Collin Parker, Olivia Walsh, Gavin Parker, Dil­lan Walsh, Hope Parker, Jame­son Walsh, and Aaron Walsh. He is also sur­vived by a niece, Diane Davis; a nephew, Brudy Davis; his for­mer wife, Inge­borg Cantwell; and for­mer daugh­ter-in­law, Louise Hall Davis.

His fu­neral ser­vice will be at 11 a.m. Fri­day, Sept. 30, 2016, at Ge­orge J. Moy­lan Fu­neral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. The Rev. Ar­lene Daw­ber will of­fi­ci­ate. In­ter­ment with Mil­i­tary Hon­ors by Rosendale-Till­son Post 1219 Amer­i­can Le­gion will fol­low at Rosendale Plains Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions are re­quested to the Rosendale Food Pantry, P.O. Box 8, Rosendale, N.Y. 12472.

Friends may call at the fu­neral home on Thurs­day from 5 to 8 p.m. (www.GJMoy­lanFuner­alHome.com)

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