FALMOUTH — Eugene B. Parker, 84, died Aug. 13 at home with his wife Tina by his side.
He was born in South Portland on July 30, 1926, the son of Delwin Parker and Lena Winslow Ellis.
He was a lifelong Falmouth resident, growing up on his grandparents’ farm, and later creating his own homestead on Woods Road with his loving wife.
He worked as a carpenter for most of his life. Later on he worked at Maine Cement and Durastone Steps as a formmaker until he was in his late 70s.
His amazing work ethic and principles defined him and gave him great joy and satisfaction.
He enjoyed cutting hay and clearing logs on his land with his team of horses, Amos and Andy, who remained dear to his heart his whole life.
An avid supporter of the Falmouth High School basketball teams, he and his wife hardly missed a game in 25 years. He was proud to be honored at the end-of-season girls’ game last year.
He was predeceased by his sister Arlene Johnson, his grandson, Daniel Josephs, and his great-grandson, Parker Jensen.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Albertine “Tina” Foster Parker; two daughters, Lois and her husband William “Bill” Roy, and Ellen and her husband Jeffery Josephs; his grandchildren and their families, William Jr., Stephen, Kevin Roy, Rebecca Roy Fredericks, and Christie Roy Jensen, and Kathryn, Bethany, Megan, Hannah Josephs; eight great-grandchildren; three nieces, Kathy Hodges, Barbara Johnson, Jane Moody; and a step-brother, Charles Bailey.
Memorial services have been held.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Memorial condolences can be made online at lindquistfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250 Falmouth, ME 04105 or to the Falmouth Basketball Boosters, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.