Monday, March 21, 2022

James Preston Parker

"Jimmy", to his family and many friends had three loves: Family, Baseball, and Cooking.  These loves became apparent in his childhood, and they remained a significant part of his adulthood.

During his career in the food industry, Jimmy served as a cook, butcher, chef, kitchen manager, and restaurant manager.  He continued his love for baseball as an umpire, with our dad, for many ears.  In his retirement, he joined the Osceola Senior Softball League, making scores of friends during his ten-year playing "career."  This league became a huge part of his later years.  No family event, involving food, ran as smoothly as it did with Jimmy in the kitchen.  He loved big family get togethers and would spend weeks planning every detail.  

Our next big event will be in Jimmy's honor.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 3-6 pm at 3205 LaSalle Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34772.  It will be outdoors, so dress casually.  Please RSVP to Jackie Parker (407) 616-4323.  We will not have Jimmy to help with the planning, but we know that he will be watching from above and sending down "Suggestions."

Jimmy is survived by his mother, Jackie Parker; son Brad, his wife Jen, their daughter Noelle; brothers, Mike (Colleen), Steve (Robin), Garry (Sheryl) Parker, and sister Donna Parker; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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