Oct. 1, 1948 — July 17, 2021
“Scotty” Parker slipped absent from us and entered heaven in the early morning on Saturday, July 7. His passing is a wonderful loss to our relatives, but he is now at peace, and telling stories, surrounded by his relatives and mates in heaven.
Charles Scott Parker was born on Oct. 1, 1948, to James Fredrick Parker and Daphne”Francine” Parker. Scott grew up listening to stories about the prosperous historical past of each his father’s and mother’s family members.
The Parkers came to Astoria as pioneers in the 1850s and the Gundersons, his mom’s spouse and children, settled in Knappton, Washington. The Parkers had been very concerned in the early progress of the Astoria location, creating land, making schools, serving community business, proudly owning firms which includes mills, a waterfront lodge, mercantile and shipping and delivery companies, mail shipping and ship services.
Scott experienced a amazing childhood, and beloved to share tales of what he explained as a Huck Finn childhood total of experience, which normally bundled his great neighborhood good friends. A kid’s paradise, the east stop of Astoria was loaded in sites to examine, play, swim, fish and learn particularly what you had been designed of.
Scott’s tales of close phone calls, in the vicinity of misses and methods performed were being a testomony to a time and era when life was great, and problems number of. He specially beloved the “fort” that was hidden just significantly more than enough up in the woods to continue to keep moms and dads from spying.
Scott attended Astoria’s St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic College, and was very pleased to be a lifelong member of the prestigious group of “Star” young children! Scott beloved athletics and performed them all.
Scott transferred to Astoria High College through his freshman yr, where by he excelled in soccer and acquired the honor of to start with staff all-metro. Like most of his buddies, Scott certainly cherished this time of his lifetime. Actively playing sports activities, dances, get-togethers … much more functions, and the key hideout at the jetty had been all section of the superior periods and excellent reminiscences built with lifelong mates.
The adventures grew, as did Scott’s ability to act rapidly to secure others and remedy difficulties, as he generally stepped up, and hardly ever back again. Following graduation, Scott attended the College of Oregon right up until he was drafted.
Scott joined the Military and turned a member of the 101st Airborne Device. Scott was extremely very pleased to provide his nation, and stated he wanted to practical experience what war was like as his dad, grandfather and uncles had. He educated at Fort Lewis, Washington, and was sent to Vietnam and became a device gunner.
He proudly inherited the gun after a fellow equipment gunner, “Kentucky,” was killed in motion, and whom Scott constantly had deep respect for. Scott’s bond with his brothers in the 101st remained sturdy all over his lifetime. All heroes who collectively survived but, like Scott, had to offer with the aftereffects of their encounters and exposures.
Scott deemed himself an ordinary person, but to most that realized him he was an amazing gentleman. Pals ended up treasures in Scott’s existence, and he created a lot of of them. When a friend, often a good friend. He hardly ever saw a stranger, and no subject wherever he traveled, he normally would see somebody he realized.
Scott lived an unbelievable everyday living, and he undoubtedly was at his quite greatest when sharing his quite a few lifestyle activities with many others. He was a strolling encyclopedia with his expertise of the area’s history and the people living here. Scott was a enjoyment-loving, ballad-singing, storytelling, ass-kicking patriot who could convey to tales like no other and, in his terms, “permit me explain to you a story that will set your eyes to tears,” was a great invitation. You just needed to be on his facet.
He cherished to walk by means of city, go out to evening meal or go to the grocery retailer, exactly where he would see friends and capture up with their lives. House Bakery was a beloved place for coffee and a maple bar or two. A different favorite was an night at the Silver Salmon for a superb dinner, that so generally grew to three tables pulled with each other for close friends and family members, or his beloved Friday nights at the American Legion, singing karaoke and telling stories with his good friends.
Scott was named soon after his grandfather, Frank Scott, who immigrated from Eire, which Scott was very happy of. Scott, remaining a heritage buff, analyzed Irish heritage and Irish new music his complete life. He used decades investigating and accumulating Irish audio, and understood all the previous and new Irish bands, their songs, and the lyrics to each and every tune. He normally wrote the lyrics out by hand to memorize the story staying sung.
He was Irish in his blood and soul. A check out to Ireland was gifted to Scott and son Scotty. It was a aspiration arrive genuine for equally, with most of their time used looking into, palms on, the pub lifestyle, singing, sampling a wee little bit of the tricky stuff and, of study course, making a lot more close friends.
Scott shared his enjoy of audio with his youngsters. Educating them his favorites, with stereo booming and ridiculous dancing all night in the dwelling room. Road journeys had been excellent coaching periods to master music, way too. A person of Scott’s preferred recollections was attending a Bobby Bare live performance with his little ones at the Astoria Armory. The young children were being invited up on stage to sing with Bobby Bare, and they understood all the lyrics! Oh, what a happy daddy!
Scott was exceptionally strong, and loved doing the job out his entire everyday living. He loved a task that essential physical power, and would have weights handy in each and every home, in the garage and in his truck. He joined gyms anywhere he was working.
When residence, he relished working out, swimming laps, looking at his grandson Jameson consider swimming lessons and enjoyable in the scorching tub at the Astoria Aquatic Middle.
Scott worked tough, and put in most of his working vocation on the Pacific Ocean, someplace concerning Mexico and Alaska, typically getting absent for two to 3 months at a time.
He grew up on the waterfront with his dad, Jim, and uncles, Eben and Frank, and the Astoria fishing fleet. He commenced fishing for his father on the Rose Ann Hess when he was 9 a long time previous. He continued fishing until he entered the Army.
Just after his honorable discharge from the Military, Scott worked on a number of adventurous and unforgettable excursions on the Salvage Main in California and in Alaska. Capt. Reino Mattila and crew had been authorities at combining perform with incredibly fantastic instances, and have all remained bonded by their ordeals and friendship.
Scott crabbed or fished for many a long time. He obtained his Coastline Guard ablebodied seaman license, and commenced a new occupation doing the job for Foss Maritime in the Oceangoing division. Scott ongoing rising his licensing with the Coastline Guard. He loved his do the job and generally “stayed absent” for long durations of time. Scott retired from Foss Maritime in 2018.
Scott was a acknowledged and highly regarded specific of the maritime sector, and was invited to grow to be a member of the Clatsop Neighborhood Faculty Maritime Science Department Regional Advisory Committee in 1999. He gracefully acknowledged, and volunteered to grow to be the chairman of the committee, and held that seat for six several years of the 22 years that he continued as a member.
Capt. Parker’s posture on the committee concerned partnerships with companies from small business, business and schooling who dedicated on their own to assisting pupils turn out to be nicely-educated, properly-rounded citizens who have the capabilities and competencies needed to protected rewarding careers in the maritime market.
Scott was a proud member and officer of the American Legion, Clatsop Write-up 12 in Astoria, the Veterans of Foreign War and the Elks.
Scott Parker was adored by his relatives and to them, he was even bigger than existence. He was a gentleman amid adult men. He was a accurate hero. He was a person of his term. He experienced amazing power. He was a gentleman of action. He would defend with his everyday living.
He was humble. He did what was right. He was clever. He gave terrific advice. He was a legend. He was a happy patriot. He lived to explain to the tale, and he instructed it. He expected tiny in return. He stayed away far too long, but was Santa when he came residence.
His relatives came to start with. He was a loving spouse, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin. He played, teased, gave horsey rides, wrestled and eternally demonstrated his amazing power to children. Scott focused his daily life to furnishing for his loved ones.
Scott is survived by his wife of over 41 decades, Mary Vice Parker small children Jennifer Parker Hamaker and her husband, Justin, Casey Parker Roscoe and her spouse, Mike, Laura Lee Parker, Scott Patrick Parker and Haylee Dundas, Brenda Kate Esser and Jim Burnett grandchildren Morgan Houck, Rylan Hamaker, Jake Hamaker, Parker Roscoe, Ava Roscoe and Jameson Parker Landwehr
He is also survived by a sister, Gayle Parker sister Peggy Hutt and her spouse David brother/cousin Jimmy Gedenberg and his spouse, Sheri nephews Danny Riser, Zach Storey, Monty McCleary and Grady Parker nieces Christina Riser, Megan Parker and their families many amazing cousins, and Sister Rosemary Ann of Portland.
Scott was preceded in demise by his parents, Jim and Franny, and his brother, Little Jimmy Parker.
Scott was a blessing to us all. The relatives would like to thank the quite a few friends and relatives who arrived at out to Scott for the duration of these past months. The calls, visits, cards, letters and e-mail meant so quite considerably to him.
The reminiscing and telling stories, sharing reminiscences with uncontrollable laughter ended up the ideal medicine, and his favorite way to shell out the day. Thank you for the foods, and goodies, way too.
We would also like to thank the Astoria Fireplace Division for their sort guidance and Providence Seaside Medical center staff for their loving care of Scott.
Memorial contributions may perhaps be created to the Scott Parker Memorial Scholarship, in treatment of the Clatsop Group School Basis, 1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria OR 97103 or the Clatsop Write-up 12 American Legion in treatment of Ocean View Funeral and Cremation Services, 1213 Franklin Ave., Astoria OR 97103.
Providers are in treatment of Ocean See Funeral and Cremation Provider, and will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1411 Grand Ave.
Graveside products and services will follow at Ocean View Cemetery, 575 18th St. in Warrenton.
A celebration of daily life will stick to from 2 to 5 p.m. at Warrior Hall in Camp Rilea, 33168 Patriot Way in Warrenton. Please stick to the signals to specified parking places.