ANNISTON, ALA. U.S. Navy veteran, Ronald Ron F. Parker, 65, formerly of Youngstown, died Aug. 13, 2013, after a long battle with diabetes.
He was born Nov. 11, 1947, in Youngstown, a son of Donald Parker and Betty (Neal) Parker.
Ron attended Chaney High School and still holds the shot put and discus record. He also loved to coach baseball.
Ron worked at Wean United and Republic Steel before the mill closing, then for Monroe Inc., and was always selling cars.
Ron leaves his wife of 45 years, Keren Louise (McCartney) Parker; a brother, Donald Parker (Elke Parker); three sons, Ronald Parker Jr. and wife Amy (Slansky) Parker of Medina, Neal Parker and wife Vicki (Leseganich) Parker of Boardman, and Brian Parker and wife Lisa (Scott) Parker of Florida; six grandchildren, Zach, Luke Emily, Jenna, Alyssa, and Caleb; close relatives, Gary and Ann Bowers; many friends; and his beloved dog, Rocky.