David John Parker

David John Parker

October 01, 1957 - July 10, 2004

David John Parker

October 01, 1957 - July 10, 2004


David is survived by beloved wife Sheri. David is the loving father of Dustin Parker, Jared Parker, Sullivan Parker, David Parker, Michael Turrigiano and Matthew Turringiano. Beloved brother of Bobbi Elizabeth Parker-Smith, Douglas Frank Parker and Donald Michael Parker. Loving parents John and Mary Parker, and grandfather Arnold Staley.

Too Soon

David John Parker has left us too soon.   

From birth, David was a driving force, determined to conquer the world.  By the time he was 18, he’d already proven himself a competent actor, singer, and athlete. He  was also in the process of becoming a world-class pole-vaulter, having won Gold Medals in three successive years in Canada’s in-door championships.  Achieving his dream of being on the Canadian Olympic track team, he watched politics foil his chances. 

He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an eye of becoming a teacher of Physical Education, but California called and there he built a new life, a new family Terry and three sons: Dustin, Jerad, and Sullivan, and a new business: DJ Parker Construction.

Like all other things that David touched, his new life flourished–even though he endured a difficult all-consuming down time.  But he rose above his problems, with the help of many people, primarily his darling Sheri whom he cherished. David, always the romantic, arranged to marry Sheri the day after Valentine’s and the day before her birthday.  Sadly they were only able to celebrate this three-day event three times. But happily their pride and joy, David John, was born to carry on Dave’s name.

Big-hearted David also took under his wing two more boys: Sheri’s Matthew and Michael. He had mighty plans for his large family.  Many more dreams to fulfill. 

We are now left without his sense of humor, his engaging smile, his determination, his philosophical lessons, his boundless patience, his joy for living, his desire for fair play, his consideration for others, his romantic nature, his eye for beauty, his creative talents, and above all, his love of family.

Yes, our son David has left us all too soon.   John and Mary Parker

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 7/17/04 – 4:00PM at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary.

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37 responses to David John Parker

  1. Dear Mary and John,

    We can only try to empathize with a loss and a pain that we expect exceeds what anyone other than you can fully comprehend.

    David’s death isn’t “right” or “fair” – for David, for Sheri, for his kids, for his sibs, for the two of you.

    We are so very, very sorry.

    Know that you and all your family are loved and embraced in thought and prayer by us, but also by the scores and scores of folk who love you for so many powerful reasons.

  2. James Bowlby says:

    Thinking of you in your tough time,
    James, Sherry and family

  3. John and Mary,

    I KNOW how much you are both hurting. My heart goes out to you and to David’s wife and children. I have walked the path she is walking, so I know how difficult, frightening, and overwhelming it is. Please know that you are all in my thoughts constantly and my prayers daily. Love , Jennifer

  4. To My Dear Friend Sheri….
    I saw the love you shared with David and I know you will miss him so much. I am sorry for your loss. Always know I will be here for you.
    I love you like a sister. You are an amazing wife, mother and friend.
    Like you, we will miss David.

  5. Nancy Miller says:

    I send my sympathy at the loss of a son, a husband and busy father.

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