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Robert Lee Parker

August 22, 1928 — December 9, 2023

Robert (Bob) Parker was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He served in the Navy for 5 years, 2 enlisted and 3 at the “request” of Harry S. Truman. After attending school at the University of Arizona, where he graduated with honors with an electrical engineering degree, he married the love of his life, Nancy Dotson, and moved to Albuquerque to work for Sandia Corporation (today’s Sandia National Laboratories). He was an avid golfer, bowler, cactus gardener, and enjoyed bird hunting and fishing. He was a die hard Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed Kenny Roger’s and Marty Robbin’s music. He spent 20+ years attending his grandson’s sporting events where he travelled all over the state so he wouldn’t miss a single one. He loved the Lord and enjoyed his Friend’s in Christ group at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. In his later years, he wrote a book called “Eternal Life After Death” and had it published. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Parker, his mother, Alida Gravers Parker, and his sister Lorraine Palmer. He is survived by his wife Nancy and their 3 children, Paul Parker and wife Barbara, Keith Parker, and Lisa Skocypec and husband Russell. He had three grandsons, Jamie Trainor, Jarrod Trainor and Joel Trainor in addition to 3 step grand daughters, Stephanie Brennan (Derrick), Valerie Schwartz (Michael), Rachel Skocypec (Patrick) and 3 step great grandkids, Gavin Brennan, Lindsey Brennan and Rosemary Schwartz. During the last year’s of his very long life, he had several amazing caregivers who we will never forget. Thank you Lindsey, Mojgan, Monarae, Desiree, Dori (D), Dolores and Charlene. Without these wonderful ladies, Bob would not have been able to stay at home during his last years. A celebration of life will be held on January 20 at noon at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 9500 Constitution Ave. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Robert Parker’s name. If you have Dallas Cowboy attire, feel free to wear it!

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