Parker was born on December 21, 2000 in Richfield, Utah. From the very beginning, we knew he would be the wild child. Parker had an older sister and younger twin brothers; he was the middle child. Parker enjoyed so many things. He loved hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, the mountains, riding his dirt bike, his hound dogs, and playing baseball. His passion was welding and he was very good at it. He built his own dog box in shop class his sophomore year.
Parker was so kind and caring, he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Parker made friends with everyone. He always had a smile on his face and was almost always happy. There were very few times you would see Parker without a smile on his face. He brought so much joy to our family. He was always making jokes and being silly. When you were with Parker, there was never a dull moment.
The night before Parker’s accident would be the last time we would get to see him and tell him that we loved him. On August 12, 2017, he and a friend went to the Glenwood track to ride their dirt bikes. Around 3 p.m. that day, we received the news that Parker had been in a motorcycle accident and passed away. Parker missed a turn at a high rate of speed and slammed into a ravine. He was wearing a helmet, but he did not have it buckled up.
We can’t wait for the day that we will get to see our sweet boy again. We started a scholarship memorial fund in honor of him. Parker loved helping others and we want to keep doing that. We love and miss him more and more each day that passes. We looked forward to so many events that we would get to share with Parker but with this tragedy, unfortunately, we don’t get to experience those now.