George D. Parker, 73, of Tonasket, passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 and went to be with the Lord.
George was born Nov. 19, 1937, in Ontario, Ore. to Loren and Estella Parker of Fruitland, Idaho. He attended school in Fruitland. He moved to Stanwood, Wash. at an early age with his family when they purchased a dairy farm. He graduated from Twin City High School at Stanwood in 1956.
George joined the Washington National Guard Reserves while in high school. George was an apprentice electrician working in the shipyards in Seattle for may years.
George married Sharon Smith of Everett, Wash. in 1958. They had two children, Mitch and Todd. They moved from Everett to Omak in 1968 to join his parents in operating an apple orchard on Epley Road. Later, he became a well-known business man with Parker’s Propane Sales and Service in South Okanogan and later as Parker’s Radiator Service in Omak.
He married Donna Salisbury in 1985. George enjoyed his Paint horses, Scotty dogs and gold prospecting with friends.
George was a past member of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Posse and the Malott Irrigation District Board.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Tonasket; sons: Mitch and wife, Saundra, of Sultan, Wash and Todd and wife, Megan, of Renton, Wash.; mother, Estella Parker; sister, Susan; and brother-in-law, Jack Brandt of Omak; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Loren Parker; and sister, Lori Brandt.
Arrangements are by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel of Okanogan. No services are planned.