Phillip L. Parker

January 17, 2022

Phillip L. Parker, 78, a longtime Clinton County resident, died January 17, 2022 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.  He was born July 9, 1943 in Clinton County to Russell L. & Mary Ellen (Coffman) Parker.  He married Diana K. Howe on November 28,1964 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on April 24, 2012.

Phill was a 1961 graduate of Frankfort High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He worked as a carpenter for Gill Construction for 10 years, was a Frankfort Police Officer from 1974-1978 and then was owner/operator of Parker Restoration in Frankfort. He formerly attended Hope United Methodist Church and Faith Family Ministries, both in Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be planned for the summer of 2022.

Survived by:

Daughter: Deborah L. (Andrew) Mix of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Phillip Paul Parker of Bedford, IN and Rusty (Tammy) Parker of Panama City, FL, Sister: Ann (David) Hein of Mexico, 3 Step-Brothers: Fred Herr of Forest, Ron Herr of Kokomo, Jack Herr of Spring, TX, 7 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandson.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Linda Bushong and Cathy Herr, brothers, Von Parker, Chuck Parker and grandsons, Bryan Osbon and James Osbon.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Phillip L. Parker”

  1. Dave and Sonja Sacra January 20, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Debby, Paul, Rusty and families, We are so very sorry for your loss. Phil was a sweet man. We are praying peace and comfort for you all during this sad time. Hold tight to your memories.
    Love you all
    Dave and Sonja Sacra

  2. Joe Root January 20, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Sorry to hear of Phil‘s passing he was a great guy and public servant. My condolences do your family if there’s anything I can do please let me know.
    Joe H Root
    Clinton County Veteran Service Officer

  3. Scott Fisher January 20, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    One of the greats. You will be missed by many.

  4. Phil Gunyon January 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Phil, Deb & Rusty. My deepest condolences on the passing of your father. May the good Lord comfort you all in your time of grieving.

  5. Chris Clouser January 20, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Debby, Paul, and Rusty. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. In particular I remember him restoring an old Ford (Model T?) in the garage of your house on Jefferson Street while we were in grade school. He was a good man and will be missed.

  6. Dale and Billie Jo January 21, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you all.

  7. Erilda & Ron Coleman January 21, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Dear Family, So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Went to church with Diane & Phil for many years at Hope. Sending prayers of strength & comfort. Keeping you in our thoughts. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  8. Kathy Cottrell January 21, 2022 at 7:20 am

    I thought a lot of Phil. Also thought of him often. A very nice man. My husband always enjoyed Phil’s company, if they were in one of their shops together, out running the highways for different errands or in our home or his. We enjoyed his company. We shared many meals together, good times! So sorry for your loss. May prayers & memories carry you through.

  9. Janet Magan and Mary Allan January 21, 2022 at 8:02 am

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of Phill’s passing. Love YOU, Deb and Andy, and sending hugs and prayers your way. xo

  10. Cynthia K. Henninger January 21, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Deb just read it, so sorry he will be truly missed all my love to you, Rusty and Paul

  11. Regina Stevenson January 21, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Deb, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers for your family.

  12. Daniel Howe January 24, 2022 at 10:33 am

    This man left an impression on me as a young boy I still carry with me to this day. Every time I hang a door I think about watching him!

  13. Betty Wheeler January 24, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Debi, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father…prayers for you and the family..

  14. Jim Strode January 25, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Sorry Deb, your dad was a good man and a perfectionist on his restoration skills. RIP

  15. Pamela S Howe January 27, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Debbie, Paul, Rusty and family, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. You’ll all be in my thoughts and prayers. He was a good man.

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