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Obituary: Lee Parker

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AMERICAN FORK - <! > Lee Jay Parker, 72, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2002, after complications dur-ing surgery.

He was born in American Fork Nov. 3, 1929 to Ellis M. and Alice Searle Parker. He married his sweetheart Lillian Ann Hardman April 24, 1951, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. He was admired by everyone for his honesty, friendship and positive attitude.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many leadership positions.

Lee was a prominent American Fork businessman operating Parker's Drive-In for nearly 50 years. He loved sports and gave generous support to high school activities.

He was a great grandpa supporting his grandchildren in all their activities. His greatest love was his family.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian; three children: LeAnn P. Thomas (Kenneth) Richfield; Cindy P. Blackham (Tim), Moroni; Tammy P. Pulley (Frank), American Fork; 16 grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Ann Davis, Ruth and Alan Hunter, Donna Parker, Anna Parker, Grant and Gloria Parker, and Bonnie and Lyle Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Ellis and Cecil; and one grandson, Kyrun Levi Thomas.

Funeral services will be Sat., Jan. 12th, at 11 a.m. in the American Fork 3rd Ward, 165 N. 350 W. Friends may call Fri. from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E. 100 N., American Fork; and at the church Sat. from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial, American Fork Cemetery, with Military Rites by VFW District IV.