Ronald Boyd Parker Obituary

Kimberley’s dad, Ronald Boyd Parker, age 84, of Lorain, passed away at UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake, after a brief illness on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Ronald enlisted in the US Navy in 1957 where he was honorably discharged in 1960. After discharge, he moved to Lorain and started his career at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant until he finished his 30 year career in 1991. In his 30 years as an employee, he only missed one day of work.

Ronald proudly dedicated his time to volunteering at local social clubs. He spent the majority of his time as a life member of the American Legion Post #30 and held many office positions as past Commander and finance officer. He served as an honor guard for the American Legion Post #30 as well as Post #118. He was honored and proud to have received the “Veteran of the Year” award. He was a member of Amherst American Legion Post #118, Amherst FOE Aerie #1442, life member of Amherst VFW Post #1662, life member of Lorain Amvets Post #47, and also a member of the Lorain Moose. He additionally was a past Commander of 40/8.

Ronald treasured time spent with his family, along with cooking special meals with his grandkids. He enjoyed watching Westerns, cooking, and a round of golf here and there. He was a dedicated husband, father, and poppy.

He is survived by his daughters, Kimberley (John) Guelker, of S. Amherst, and Crystal (Jayson) Casselman, of Lorain, grandchildren; Cortney Guelker, Shay Parker, Mathew Guelker, David Bromley, Chelsi Casselman-Santiago, and Kaela Casselman, and a sister, Lavonne Dennison.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Linda A. Parker (nee Perrine) in 2020, his parents, and sisters; Donna Cochran and Sharon Westfall.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 17th, from 2 – 5 pm, in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Interment will be on Monday, July 18th, at 2:00 pm, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, OH 44270.

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Obituary information obtained from Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center.