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Thomas Henry Parker Jr., 44

August 31, 2011

Thomas Henry Parker Jr., 44, of Church Street Danville passed away peacefully early Monday morning, August 29th, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville with family and friends at his side.  He was known by most of his family by his nickname, "Charlie", given by his grandfather as a child.

He was born February 10, 1967 and was the biological son of Thomas H. Parker Sr. and the late Evelyn (Musselman) Slusser, Bloomsburg. Thomas was raised by his mother and step-father, Mary and Edward Sudo of Danville.

Thomas lived in the Millville area before moving to Danville in 1971. He graduated in 1985 from Danville Senior High School.

Thomas was diagnosed at the age of 12 of kidney disease and received his first transplant at the age of 17 and his second in 2009. He fought a long hard battle with side effects and complications due to his illness.

Thomas worked at Beiters and Frosty Valley Country Club both in Danville in the 1980's. Since then he has been unable to work due to his illness. He had many hobbies and loved collecting matchbox cars ever since he was a young boy. Thomas was a member of the Gas Er Guts Truck Club. He was also a social member of the Friendship Fire Co., Danville. Thomas loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Judith [Straub] and two sons, Thomas Parker III, age 15 and Ronald Parker, age 14 both at home. Thomas also leaves behind two sisters; Tracy Shoffler, of Riverside and Theresa Sheatler, and her children Molly and Madison Earnest and Matthew and Logan Sheatler, of Danville; one brother, Edward Sudo, Melbourne, Florida and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Thomas had a big extended family and many people that called him "Dad" or "Uncle Tom".

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents Denton H. Sr.and Anna M. Parker, of Millville; Clarence E. and Pearl M.(Wray) Leighow, of Danville; 2 uncles; Denton H. "Butch" Parker Jr, of Riverside and Morris H. "Moe" Teighow, of Mechanicsburg.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of his Life at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 3 at Faith Chapel, Snydertown Road Danville, The Pastor William Renno officiating.

Burial will be private.

The family will provide flowers and asks that due to Thomas's inability to obtain life insurance due to his health donations can be made in person or by mail to the "Thomas Parker Funeral Fund" at the Sovereign Bank, 101 Mill Street Danville, PA 17821.

Funeral arrangements are by the Visneski Funeral Home, Danville.

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