John “Mark” Parker of Hermiston was born March 27, 1959 in Honolulu, Hawaii the son of Ernest and Marie (Fievez) Parker. He passed away in Hermiston on Monday June 24, 2019 at the age of 60.
John traveled extensively as a child as his father was in the military settling in Heppner, Oregon in 1975. He played varsity football for Requa as a sophomore at Pendleton High School. He also won 3 state championships in his weight division in wrestling. He graduated from Heppner High School in the class of 1977. He has lived in Eastern Oregon most of his adult life, several years in Pendleton and the last fifteen years have been in Hermiston. He worked in various fields throughout his career such as; agriculture, furniture restoration, antique dealer and a foster care provider.
John enjoyed fishing and camping, being in the outdoors, cutting firewood, and was a tonka restoration specialist. He attended the Oasis Vineyard Church in Hermiston.
He married Vanda Woodside in Pendleton, Oregon on December 21, 1991.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Michael and Jim.
He is survived by his wife, Vanda; mother, Marie Parker; siblings, Ernie (Judy) Parker, Rodney (Karen) Parker, Dena Gursky, Dean (Nancy) Parker, Carmen (Bob) Pullen, Darla Miller, Pat Parker, Charlie (Kate) Parker, Marilyn (Mark) Hammersla, Douglas (Tricia) Parker and Robert (Billie) Parker; many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at the Oasis Vineyard Church (1255 S. Hwy 395 Hermiston, OR). Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements.
Family suggest memorial contributions in John’s memory be made to Vange John Memorial Hospice.
To leave an online condolence for the family please go to www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com