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Elmer L. "Buggs" Parker

October 30, 1949 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Elmer Parker Obituary

Elmer L. “Buggs” Parker, Jr., 74, of Hayfield Twp, Meadville, passed away on February 13, 2024 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie. Buggs was born in Titusville on October 30, 1949 to the late Elmer Sr. and Virginia (Williams) Parker. He was a graduate of Titusville High School and earned his Associates Degree from Triangle Tech in Drafting. He worked for many years at Avtex Fibers, Saegertown Manufacturing, & MacLean-Fogg. Buggs proudly served his Country in the United States Army as a Medic, serving in Vietnam.

Buggs attended the Centerville Baptist Church. He enjoyed his computer and surfing the internet. Most of all he loved his family. He enjoyed traveling with them and to see them, especially his grandchildren and great-grandson.

He married his beloved wife, Mary Hipple Parker on June 21, 1969. She survives at home.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife: Mary Parker at home, daughters: Melissa Parker of Meadville and Kristy (Preston) Harper of Bremen, GA, grandchildren: Christopher (Nicole) Parker; Madyson Duffy; Bella Harper; Jake Harper; and Emily Harper, great-grandchildren: Barrett Parker; Ava Jefferson; and Ellie Mae Harper, siblings: Bill (Lynn) Parker; Maxine (Garry) Weber; Diane Harrison (Gary); Stephen (Melody) Parker; and Lisa (Larry) Phillips, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Elmer was preceded in death by his son: Timothy Parker.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, INC. 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville, where visitation will take place from 2 pm – 5 pm on Monday, February 19. A funeral service will follow at 5 pm with Pastor Kadan Loney, officiating.

Memorials in Elmer’s name may be made to: Not One More, Hayden House, or Shriners Hospital for Children

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February 19, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rose And Waid Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Meadville
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Funeral Service
February 19, 2024

5:00 PM
Rose And Waid Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Meadville
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335


Not One More Northwest PA
P.O. Box 93, Guys Mills PA 16327

Shriners Hospital for Children
1645 West 8th Street, Erie PA 16505
Tel: 1-814-875-8700

Hayden House
1007 Liberty Street, Meadville PA 16335


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