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Cleo Franklin Parker Memorial
Cleo Franklin Parker Memorial

Cleo Franklin Parker

Cleo Franklin Parker

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Parker, Cleo folder pic  Cleo Franklin Parker, 73, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away peacefully in his home among his loving family on August 2, 2014.
He was born on May 17, 1941, on Caney Fork, North Carolina, to Porter Lawrence and Maggie May (Morgan) Parker. Cleo and his family moved to Hamilton, WA when he was 4 years old. He graduated from Sedro-Woolley High school in 1959.
Cleo was a co-owner of the Union Shake Mill in Darrington and worked as an operator in several shake/shingle mills in Skagit and Clallam Counties. He also enjoyed the years he lived and worked in Alaska as a heavy equipment operator building roads on the remote Kuiu Island, Saginaw Bay.
Cleo met the love of his life, Teresa Erickson, on November 15, 1989 and they happily spent the rest of his years together. A special time in his life was when they lived in Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor, WA, living on a houseboat.
Cleo leaves behind his sweetheart, Teresa Erickson of Sedro-Woolley; 2 daughters, Julie Brune (Dave) of Nooksack and Lisa Parker of Bellingham; son, Michael J. Parker (Linda) of Sedro-Woolley; beloved sister, Cecile Campbell, and sister, Mary Jo; 8 awesome grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; nephew, Alan; nieces, Shelia and Sandy.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael F. Parker; beloved brother-in-law, Harry Campbell; and nephew, David Campbell.
Cleo loved many things but most of all he loved his family and enjoyed doing outdoor activities with them. He brought joy and happiness to all who met him. He will truly be missed.
Please join Cleo’s family for a graveside service on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00PM at the Lyman Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Cleo’s life with food and fellowship at the Lyman City Park.


  • Mary Manion

    I have seen Cleo for many years and really feel bad that he is gone and I know that you will have a hard time ahead.

  • Mark Morgan

    Cleo had worked for me for several years. He was always kind and fair to all, Hard working, very dependable and a great employee. More importantly he was a great person. he always put his family first. His morals and values were to be admired.. I will miss him and wish Teresa, Mike and families all the best in these trying times… R.I.P.. Cleo!!!!

  • Bob Hooper

    Cleo and I grew up together in Hamilton, and we spent many hours on the different Lakes,Sloughs, and Rivers fishing. Cleo was a true friend and I treasured his friendship. His family always welcomed me in when I visited, and we had a lot of fun at their place as kids growing up.
    Our best wishes to his family at this time.

  • Darcy Brock Robins

    I am so sorry for your loss Teresa and Cleo’s family and friends …I met Cleo a few times when I lived and worked with Teresa in Sedro Woolley at the Nursing home…. He was a great man and I know that Teresa loved him very much … I will be thinking about everyone when he is put to rest and beyond ….Even tho Teresa and I have lost touch I still love her and miss her …and hope that she will be ok …Darcy …