Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Samuel ‘Sam’ Parker Memorial
Samuel ‘Sam’ Parker Memorial

Samuel ‘Sam’ Parker

Samuel ‘Sam’ Parker

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Samuel ‘Sam’ Adam Parker, 38, of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, passed away on Wednesday April 26, 2023.  Sam was born on October 31, 1984, in Sedro-Woolley.  He worked in the logging industry here in Washington and in Alaska.

Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing, and dirt biking, along with building things.  He spent as much time as possible in the woods.  He loved to cook his fresh brook trout, venison, and the morels he gathered every spring.  Sam was very social and liked to hang out with “my buddies” as he called them, many of whom were his friends since kindergarten and younger.  Everyone appreciated his sense of humor as he was quite the prankster and always joking around.  As a young man, Sam enjoyed drawing and taking apart and rebuilding and painting bicycles.

He is survived by his mom, Vivian (Jim) Summers of Bow; dad, Ernie Parker of Hamilton; grandma, Lisa G. Sage; sister, Lucia Parker of San Francisco; son, Hudson Lee Parker of Birdsview.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tucker Adam Parker; grandparents, Barbara and Gordon R. Dills Jr., and his grampa, Bud Parker.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00, Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Lemley Chapel and a Celebration of Life will follow at Eaglehaven Winery, Sedro-Woolley from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Feel free to bring a dish of your choice to share in a potluck.  Share your memories of Sam and sign the online guest register.


  • Whit

    You were like a big brother to me. You’re very missed..especially missed by Skylar and I. Sky still finds rocks down at the river she swears you are leading her to for gold. :). your song you played shortly before you left “no present like the time” plays in my head every time I kiss Ella at bedtime. You helped me so much to see what matters most. TIME. I miss your laugh. I miss you calling me out on my lack of confidence, you are thought of every day with the quote “You don’t have the right to pick your cards, but to play the hell outta the ones you were dealt.”

    miss you friend

  • annie ireland

    I’m so sorry to hear about Sam. I had a lot of fun babysitting him back when he was a little rambunctious sprout. Sending extra love to Vivian & his family. ♥️

  • Ray and Bonnie Drake

    Your presence on this earth was short but you left your footprints on our souls. May you rest in Heaven’s beauty. Can you leave your loved ones with an occasional signal that allows us to build strength as we endure the loss of your physical presence?


    I guess I always owe you a favor.
    It’s too late to say sorry now.
    I made my ultimate wish and promise for it.
    I hope you will be my judge in the kingdom of heaven, and supervise my every move on earth.
    Am I delivering on this promise at every stage?

  • Jackie Dejong

    You were a good guy with a big heart and your gone way to soon! I will always remember our camping trip and how much fun we had. You will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my friend!

  • Alecia Aldridge

    I was very lucky to spend alot of time with Sam this past couple months. I truly can’t say enough good things about Sam his smile made everything better. I thought I was quick on my tongue but boy he could talk and he could talk good his witty quick sly comments made me laugh and kept me smiling he was very smart very fun there was never a dull or boring moment with him. just in the short time we spent together we did so much together Beachs Creeks hikes. He was very Adventures always had everything you could possibly need on a hike or outing. we went camping for the night he got me my first pocket knife that actually had a spoon and a fork on it. even going for one night he made sure I had my handy dandy pocket knife Fork spoon and a headlamp cook stove he could come prepared like we both had a bag and we were set for a week it was amazing I can’t say enough great things about Sam.He will be very very missed. My deepest condolences to his family his mother father and his Son. He will not be forgotten will forever be in our hearts and memories. My prayers are with you.

  • darleen aldridge

    I didn’t know you personally Sam , but everyone says you are an awesome person , of that I have no doubt , my heart feels heavy for your family , when just one person is missing from your life the whole world can feel empty . May peace like a river guide your way . Love and kindness to your Mom Vivian .

  • Judy Bell

    I dearly love the Dills family. We all grew up in Hamilton and enjoyed life if the 60’s – 70’s. I never met you buck see a kind spirited soul. RIP

  • Connie Carter

    Though I didn’t know you, I know a lot of your family and extended family. You came from great people, family first people who know how to love and show it. I pray you have peace and join with your son and family gone before you.

    My prayers are with you all.

  • Debbie Sloan

    I’m glad your mom introduced you to me. I regret not getting to know you better. I feel like I do from all the wonderful memories being shared from your friends and Family. You are now with your Beloved son Tucker but we are going to miss the wonderful person that you are. Rest in Peace Sam Parker love your Second cousin Debbie Sloan.

  • Alice Dills Hardenburgh

    You are loved and missed Sam. I have so many wonderful memories of you. Your contagious laughter, your hugs and smiles, skiing at Mount Baker, sleep overs with your cousins and your love for your family. We love you.
    Auntie Alice

  • Vivian Summers

    You are so missed. I’ve received so many kind and wonderful thoughts from your friends. I wish I could tell you all of it. So many thought you were such a good person.