Thomas E. Parker

March 29, 1937 - April 26, 2021

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Thursday, April 29, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Friday, April 30, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Friday, April 30, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Thomas E. Parker, 84, of the Salem Center and Hudson area died Monday, April 26, 2021, at Byron Wellness Community in Fort Wayne.

He was born March 29, 1937, in Salem Center, Indiana to Samuel Dan and Alice Mae (Kirchner) Parker.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army

Mr. Parker retired after 30 years as a self-employed electrician. He was also a volunteer on the Hudson Fire Department, where he served as chief for many years.

He was a member of the Ashley Masonic Lodge #614.

Tom enjoyed stock car racing at Angola Raceway and pulling ponies. Liking sports in general, he was a fan of I.U. basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball.

Surviving are a daughter, Penny (Chris) Stump of Hudson; a son, Dan (Tammey) Parker of Hudson; five grandchildren, Logan Thomas (Kelsey) Parker, Gage (Abbey Brommer) Stump, Evan (Nicole) Stump, Amy (Shane) Hinkley, and Bobby Malott; 11 great-grandchildren, Pace, Paxton, Imrie, Gracynn, Gavin, Jennessa, Dacey, Bre, Allycia, Brooke Lynn, and Noah, with the 12th great-grandchild due in November; two sisters, Dana Parker of Hudson and Carolyn Moyes of Tennessee; and three brothers, Jim (Sandy) Parker of Springfield, Illinois, Sam Parker of Fremont, and Tom (Pam) Kistler of Muncie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Chuck Parker.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson with Pastor Craig Burkholder of the Hudson United Brethren Church officiating.

Burial will follow at Block Cemetery near Salem Center.

Pallbearers are Dan Parker, Chris Stump, Logan Parker, Gage Stump, Shane Hinkley, and Bobby Malott.

Visitation is Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home where there will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In accordance with the wishes of the family, face masks are recommended but not required.

Tom’s funeral service on Friday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 11 a.m. for those unable to attend in person.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Hudson Fire Department or the Indiana Masonic Home Retirement Community in Franklin.

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Ed & Pam Miller
April 30th, 2021 1:54pm
Hudson, IN

Rest in peace Tom. Are thoughts and prayers to the family.

Bill and Delores Forbes
April 29th, 2021 9:00pm

Penny and Dan, Our condolences. I remember your dad and your mom going way back when we were kids. Our parents grew up together. I'm sure he's getting the grand tour of heaven about now.

Michael and Linda Noll
April 28th, 2021 7:49pm

Tom Parker was one of the most unselfish people ever. He helped Grandma and Grandpa Beckberger so much when they were remodeling their home in moving to Hudson from their farm. RIP, Tom. You were a good friend.

Greg shipe
April 28th, 2021 1:18am

Tom was a very nice man really liked him.

Joyce Parker Hoffman
April 28th, 2021 1:03am

Penny and Dan, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a good dad and grandpa, and will be missed by so many family and friends. Fly with the Angels Uncle Tom. I will always love and miss you. You and Dad better behave up there!

Roger Kaiser
April 27th, 2021 10:56pm

Dan,Penny,And Logan. So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Great friend to me personally and to the store over the early years. I had missed him coming into the store on his scooter ALWAYS in a positive mood.. RIP old friend.

Penny Stump
April 27th, 2021 8:47pm

No more pain and suffering. Thank you for all you did for me. Give everyone in heaven hugs for me. You were the best dad and i will miss you every day. ❤❤

Bob & Lisa Parker
April 27th, 2021 7:21pm
Lagrange, IN

God Bless you Uncle Tom.

Barbara (Penick) Bratt
April 27th, 2021 6:58pm
Columbia City

Dan and family - so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. What a good man and great friend to my Grandfather Leland (Bill) Kiles. Oh my the stories those 2 are sharing now!!