Paul Daniel Parker
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Bedford - Paul Daniel Parker, 74, of Bedford, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his home with his family present.
Born July 23, 1946 in Charlestown, IN, he was the son of Paul S. and Aleta Parker. He married Darlene Lewis on October 3, 1964 and she survives.
Dan was a graduate of the Oolitic High School with the class of 1964. He retired from General Motors in Bedford in 2004. He was a Millwright/Welder for 38 years. He served as past president of the U.A.W. Local #440. Dan was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many good years fishing on Melbourne Beach, FL.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Darlene, of Bedford; their children, Allen (Molli) Parker, of Indianapolis, Jo Ellen (Sam) Holland, of Bedford, Brett (Lindsey) Parker, of Bedford; siblings, Teresa (Wayne) Manion, of Bedford, Patti Fortner, of Greenfield, and Polly (Marty) Wilson, of Springville; grandchildren, Alexandra Jo, Paul Hayden, Sammy Dale, Paul Jackson, Kolton Brock, Jay Robert, Kasen Isaiah, Mallory Frances, Brycelyn, Karingtyn, and Branson; great grandchildren, Hunter, Russell, and Ruby. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Robert Lewis, and his Florida fishing buddy, brother-in-law, Denny Fortner.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Beech Grove Cemetery with Pastor Reed Beard officiating. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dan at www.daycarter.com.