Wilmot ‘Bill’ Emerson Parker, 88, of Binnewater
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)