Johnathan William Parker, 20, of Centralia, Wash., passed away in a motor vehicle accident along with his love, Tiara and his beloved Beagle, Dirt on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He will be greatly missed by everyone. His contagious smile and mischievous smirk brought joy to everyone.
John was born Oct. 11, 1993 in Centralia. He is survived by his mother, Heidi (Richard) Penwell; and his father, Rick D. (Michele) Parker all of Centralia; six sisters, Andrena, Alissa, Erica, Becky, Lindsay Anderson and Malissa Wolf; five brothers, Blake, Kevin, Jeremy, Adam and Brandon Kroll; grandparents, Ron and Becky Voelkel, Clyde Penwell III, Gloria Parker and Carl (Theresa) Parker.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Gale Penwell, Phyllis and Johnny Compton and Lucy Tonini. He is survived by aunts and uncles, Tammie Cox, Karen Tuss, Misty Fink, Clyde Penwell IV, Thomas Penwell, Steve Penwell, Jason Compton, Ronald (Casey) Parker, Ryan (Laura) Parker, Shawn Lesko, Gena (Ron) Marshall, Tracy (Marsha) Witchey, Lynn Levine; great-aunt, Carma (Alden) Rector; nieces and nephews, Cornelius Antione Anderson II, Lillian Marie Kroll, Rileigh Bowman, Elijzah Spitzer and soon to be Naomi Dale Anderson; numerous cousins, including Jacob Fink Compton, Waylon, Dalton, Gavin, Deacon and Nolan Parker who all looked up to John and loved spending time with him on the farm.
John graduated from Centralia High School in 2012. He played soccer and football in grade school. He worked in construction, most recently with his grandfather, Carl Parker. He loved working on cars and trucks, especially Chevys, Hondas and Jeeps. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was very compassionate and caring, especially with special needs and young children. John was a generous, kind hearted and would do anything for anyone that asked. His favorite saying is "It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be". His favorite song is "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore. He was a collector of Dale Earnhardt Sr. memorabilia. He is loved by many, his family and friends miss him greatly.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Sticklin Funeral Chapel followed by a graveside service at Claquato Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Sandrini Gym near the Adna High School off of Hwy 6.