William "Bud" Wayne Parker, 77, of Burlington, died at 2:45 AM Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his home in Burlington.
Born May 21, 1935, in Industry, IL, he was the son of William H. and Ruth Alleyne James Parker. On August 26, 1962, he married Mary A. Palmer in Burlington.
Bud worked for the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant from 1966 to 2000, he also co-owned Parker Cycle Sales.
He graduated from Industry High School in 1954.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1958 until 1960.
He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and raced motorcycles. He enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical, welding, and coon and fox hunting. He also collected old tractors. He loved children.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Kevin (Kimberly) Parker of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina and Tony (Amy) Parker of Burlington; one daughter, Belinda Parker of Burlington; six grandchildren, Kirstie, Brady, Tyler, Justin, Jesse, and Erica; one great-grandson, Ayden; one sister, Sue Woodside of Littleton, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Parker and Ben Parker.
Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mr. Parker will be 10:30 AM Friday, April 19, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Mumma officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the American Cancer Society, Great River Hospice, and Pinhook Park in Industry.
Read William Parker's Obituary and Guestbook on www.thielenfuneralhome.com.