Obituary: Thomas Wayne Parker
March 22, 2010
Thomas Wayne Parker, a 22-year resident of Truckee, died on March 20, 2010. Tom was born on September 30, 1953, in San Francisco to Henry and Emily Parker.
He grew up in San Francisco and attended John Swett Elementary School, Ben Franklin Junior High School and Jefferson High School in Daly City. Tom began work as a paperboy for the San Francisco Examiner and, at the age of 17, began a 39-year career with Lucky Stores Incorporated, where he served in the check stand and in the frozen and produce food departments. In 1988, he and his mother moved to Truckee, where he had helped build her retirement home. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing, hunting, motorcycling, skiing, kayaking, archery, shooting, hiking, backpacking and camping.
Often after work, he would enjoy a time of and#8220;throttle therapyand#8221; with his and#8220;Ms. Harley.and#8221; Tom was an excellent father and uncle, who always enjoyed playing with his son and three nephews. He will be remembered for being a devoted father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
Tom is survived by his mother, Emily; his son, Thomas, Jr.; his sisters, Barbara and Patty (Jim); and his nephews, Jason, Sean and Christopher.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks friends and former co-workers of Tom to honor his memory by taking a day off and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. A celebration of life memorial will be held at the Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010.