- 70 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 14, 1943
- Place of birth:
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
- Date of passing: Mar 22, 2013
- Place of passing:
Tavares, Florida, United States
|Death ends a life, not a relationship|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our Superman - a father, a husband, a brother, a friend - Brent Parker, 70, born on February 14, 1943 and passed away on March 22, 2013. The footprint he left on this Earth will be felt for generations to come.
A Memorial Service is planned for April 27, 2013 at 11:00am
Reception and Lunch to follow
Wylie Baxley Funeral Home
1360 N Courtenay Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32953
*In lieu of flowers, please consider a tax deductible donation to Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO). Brent considered his special needs grandson, Chandler, one of his most important treasures. CECO is a unique school he attends that helps children with motor disabilities.
"I long to smell the cherry cigars,
Everyday wondering where you are.
A heart of gold,
By everyone, I'm always told.
Your blue eyes full of sincerity,
Your heart full of integrity.
Your blue eyes
Could always calm me.
Your sweet nature,
Never having an enemy.
You made me feel loved and respected,
When things went wrong,
You helped me keep perspective.
A Father to be admired,
A Man to be respected,
As your daughter,
I always felt protected.
The fun we had!
Unless it was a faulty boat engine, you'd never get mad!
Camping, swimming, skiing, skating. Oh, the fun we were always chasing!
I long to smell the cherry cigars.
But in my heart, I know you are never far.
"I can still see perky Brent in my 'mind's eye'. It is painful to recall that he is really gone from this planet. He had the same birthday as our third child, Justin Marshall Grow.
Brent has a beloved special needs child just as our daughter, Allison Grow has.
He will be remembered long and by many. Alice Grow"
"Brent's dad was my swim coach. I've known the Parkers since I was about 7 years old. We always thought it was "interesting" that my name is Nora and that I was born on Valentine's Day (2/14) too! I offer my heartfelt sympathy to the Parkers regarding Brent's passing. May he rest in Our Heavenly Father's PEACE."
"The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity. ~Jean Paul Richter"
"Valentines Day - a forever bittersweet day. Miss you Daddy. Happy Birthday, Happy Valentines Day. You are my constant measure of so many things in my life, the decisions I make. I wish you were here"
"Happy Father's Day Daddy. We love you and miss you soooooooo much."
"Death creates a heartache no one can heal..... Loves creates memories no one can steal.... Love more often."
"Today marks one year since my Daddy passed away. While I know he's in a much better place, that he's likely happy, healthy, and peaceful, I still wish he were here. It's a selfish need really. I miss his smile, his laugh, his gentle way, the tootsie rolls always brought for chandler, the remote control helicopters that always crashed and broke into a zillion pieces, his desire to always want Olyvia to go fishing or his patience with her when trying to understand how a poppy-made-hand-radio worked - I still haven't repaired the screen he punched a hole in to lead the antennae wire out her window to the rooftop! Lol
My fathers life was filled with experiences that would amaze even a world traveler. From Navy tours, to waterskiing, to two daughters, to two grandchildren, to all of his family, to the myriad of friends he made from all walks of life - it seems like he did it all. And enjoyed it all - even at his most trying times.
My Daddy was a one-of-a-kind. He will always be my measure of what a man should be, what a parent should be, what a friend should be.
My Daddy IS Superman.
I love you Daddy!"
Thank you for this wonderful tribute to your dad. He was truly a special person, I grew up with him in school and we remained friends all of these years, I know he will be missed by many for a very long time. I regret the whole family's loss of him. I regret the loss of a friend. Sandee"
"I have known of the Parker family a long time, having gone to work for RCA at the Cape after graduating from Cocoa High School in 1961 and working with Brent's mother, Nora. I would go by their house in Cocoa Beach taking her to/from work on occasion and meeting Brent's father/sisters. They were proud of Brent and his career, as is the rest of his family. Suzanne Gasper Worland-Bennitt"
"Brent ,Allen, Judy & Lia have been friends of my family as long as I can remember. Our parents were good friends and we spent alot of time together. Lucky for me about 14 years ago he wandered into my store We rebonded our friendship. It was wonderful. Once he brought Allen in too. I loved him and the whole Parker family. He will be missed greatly. Rest in God's arms Brent."
"Gerri and family, Bill and I are so saddened by Brent's death. I had no idea he had difficulties of late. We just missed you all at Crew. We have a Saturday commitment at our church the day of the service, and so sorry to miss it. Our prayers are with all of you. Brent was a great guy, and he will be missed by all. Gerry and Bill"
""...but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God" 1 Peter 3:4. Swimming for 4 years with Brent on the team back in High School was memorable but when I spent time with him again at our 50th reunion, he reminded me of this Scripture. I pray it brings his family comfort."
"Lia, Judy, and Gerri,
Brent was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. All the tributes that have been left here are right on the mark, and show what a wonderful brother and husband you had."
""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
RIP my sweet, adorable husband...I miss you terribly and always will."
"My Brother.....The sweetest man I ever knew....The most compassionate and caring man. I will always love him and I miss him here on earth and I thank God that He allowed me to share in my brothers life."
"“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”"
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