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
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
Funeral arrangements are by the Visneski
Funeral Home, Danville.