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Eric Lee Parker

June 30, 1962 - July 21, 2021


Eric Lee Parker, 59, of Palouse, Washington, passed away suddenly July 21, 2021, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.

Eric was born June 30, 1962, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Robert & Linda (Smith) Parker. The family moved to Seattle, Wash., where Eric grew up and attended school. Following high school graduation he came to Pullman where he attended Washington State University, later graduating with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Eric began his IT career while a student at WSU and at the time of his death had dedicated 30 years as an IT Support Technician at the university.

On June 20, 1992, Eric married Elaine Breach at Camp Timber-Lee, Wisconsin, and they have made Palouse, Wash., their home. Eric was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse and was active in all areas of church life. His faith was a cornerstone to his life. He was a loving husband, father and son who always had his family's best interests at heart. His passion was gardening and the outdoors where he enjoyed backpacking and fishing in the mountains of Idaho with his family.

Eric was a loving and gentle man, our "gentle giant". He is survived by his wife Elaine at the family home in Palouse, Wash., his son William Parker of Hailey, Idaho, daughter Jo Parker of Hailey, Idaho; his parents Robert and Linda Parker and a sister Christina Parker, of Manson Wash.

A memorial service and potluck is planned for July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse.

Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash. has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.kimballfh.com


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