Francis "Joe" Joseph Parker

February 23, 1939 ~ March 11, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Francis "Joe" Parker Obituary

COPENHAGEN- Francis “Joe” Joseph Parker, 84, passed away peacefully at the Lewis County General Hospital on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Lowville, NY.

Francis was born on February 23, 1939, in Watertown, NY to the late Orman Roy & Helen Mildred (Dufford) Parker. He graduated in 1955 from Watertown High School.

Painter by trade for over 60 years owning his own business from the early 80s to his retirement in 2012. He was a member of the painter’s union.

He married Ruby in 2012, at the Montour Falls Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Ruby Parker, Copenhagen; his four children from his previous marriage, Julie (Brian) Becker, Oklahoma; Joe Parker (Samantha), Brownville; Kelly Parker (Jerry), Florida; and Kevin (Terri) Parker, Watertown; his stepchildren, Terry (Diane) Landon, Alabama; Tammy Legaspi, Maryland. He is also survived by his Grandchildren, Nicole, Hunter, Memphis, Haley, and Emma along with his Step-Grandchildren, Rochelle, Shane, Amanda, Ian, and Nathan, and 2-Great-Grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Francis is predeceased by his siblings, Barbara Evans, Shirley Gowing, and Donald Parker.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, especially dancing, and watching movies, fishing and he was an avid sports fan he enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills and NY Yankees.

Per his wishes, there will be no public calling hours, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Brownville American Legion on March 26, 2013, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Burial will be held later in the Riverside Cemetery in Copenhagen, NY.

Memorial donations can be made to the Lewis County Search & Rescue at 7740 W State St, Lowville, NY 13367

The family is being cared for by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., located at 500 State Street in Carthage, NY 13619. To leave a message of sympathy for Mr. Parker’s family please visit and sign the tribute wall.


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Time of Remembrance
March 26, 2023

2:00 PM
Brownville American Legion
101 Washington St
Brownville, NY 13615


Lewis County Search & Rescue
7740 W State St, Lowville NY 13367
Tel: 1-315-782-5380


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