LISBON FALLS — Walter F. Parker, 95, a resident of Frost Hill Avenue, passed away at home in the care of his loving family on Saturday, July 8.

The son of Clarence and Mary (Moses) Parker, Walter was born at “The Parker Homestead” in Durham on Aug. 8, 1921, and lived there with his family until moving to Lisbon Falls in 1967.

The youngest of 11 children, he attended Durham schools, and Lisbon High School. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Signal Corps as a truck driver in New Jersey, Louisiana and the European Theater.

Walter married his sweetheart, Blanche Bourgoin, on March 23, 1943, in Durham.

Following his father’s footsteps, he did shoe repair (W.F. Parker shoe Repair) in Lisbon Falls, and later in his own home. He also worked as a cloth inspector for the Worumbo, and J.P. Stevens Mills.

He was a member of the Lisbon Historical Society, American Legion Post 66 and a member of Shiloh Church in Durham.

His hobbies included polishing his cars and stopping for snacks along the way on his many road trips with his wife and kids, and also with special friends.

Walter is survived by his four children, daughters, Nancy and husband, Vic Bouchard, of Brunswick, Carolyn and husband, Dr. Alex Norzow, of Bowdoin, Glenice and husband, Gary Green, of Turner, and son, Richard Parker and wife, Bonnie, of New Boston, N.H. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Gerry Parker; and sister-in-law, Cecile Wiley and husband, Bill.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to all his friends at Bill’s Auto, Get and Go, and to John Quimby. Also, many thanks to his neighbors for their unconditional love and selfless acts of kindness.

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Walter F. Parker

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