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Kenneth M. Parker

April 24, 1955 ~ October 25, 2018 (age 63)

Kenneth Miles Parker, a much-loved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away October 25, 2018 at the age of 63. Kenny was born April 4th, 1955 to Deryl and Adeline Parker in Eugene, Oregon. He was the eldest of their five children, a most excellent big brother. At an early age Kenny became a Christian, saved by God’s grace. He sought to live out his faith for Christ.

While a teenager, the family moved to Florence, OR where Kenny graduated from Siuslaw High School in 1973. After graduation he worked with his father in the family’s business, Parker Logging. From there he went on to college, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering. Although he graduated from Oregon State University, he was a lifelong U of O Ducks fan. He loved watching the game with his brothers, Chris and Les. Adeline would often join them, making it a family affair.

Kenny began his work career managing building projects in the Concord, CA area. Though young, Kenny’s work ethic and knowledge gained him the respect of his employer and he soon enjoyed the role of foreman. While there he was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Concord and made friends, he would remain close to throughout his life. He enjoyed being the leader of the church’s AWANA program, concluding at Sisters Community Church in Sisters, OR.

Wanting to be closer to family, and start his own business, Kenny returned to Oregon in 1985. Settling in Central Oregon, with the encouragement o9f his family, he started Kenny Parker Excavation. He built numerous ponds, driveways, and home sites in the Bend area as well as completing several National Forest projects. Kenny gained the reputation of being the official “Pond Guy”.

Kenny met his future wife Neva in 1998 and they married December 9th, 1999. They shared a love for the Lord, family and the outdoors. Neva introduced Kenny to Horseback riding in the beautiful mountains of Central Oregon. They loved exploring on horseback together. Kenny was Neva’s greatest blessing.

 

Contributions in memory of Kenny may be made to the Powell Butte Christian Church AWANA program.

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