Charles Parker Jr.

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Charles Parker Jr.

Charles “SQUEEK” Parker Jr., 84, of Hardin, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital.

Charles was born September 22, 1936, to Charles and Katherine (Berry) Parker Sr. in Custer, South Dakota.

Charles joined the Navy in 1954 at the age of 17 and served until 1964. He served as a Jet Aircraft Servicer.

Charles worked for Copp Construction and MK Construction in Billings. Squeek moved to Ft. Smith in 1965 to work on the Yellowtail Dam, and later retiring as Maintenance Foreman from the Bureau of Reclamation November 1, 1991. Sqeek and Rachel started their own shuttle business in Ft. Smith in 1982 and had it for over 25 years. In 2000, they moved north of Hardin, Montana.

Squeek loved to tease and joke around with all that knew him. He will always be remembered for feeding the dogs and cats from Hardin to Ft. Smith — buying out all the hot dogs from Yellowtail Market and Beef Sticks from Town Pump.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Carrie Ann.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Rachel (Michel) Parker; daughters, Sherry (Cedric) Daley, Michie, and Denise Mason-Rios, who had a special place in his heart; sons, Michael (Alyssa) Parker, Charles Parker III, Todd, David, William “Billy” Parker; brother, Joe (Patsy); sisters, Dee Dee (Gary) Hoovestal, and Jackie Roberts; and his grandchildren, Jonny, Nicola, Logan, Bethany, Paige, Wyatt, Leo, Dane, Rachel Lynn, Kaomealani and Anela.

Funeral services were held on March 11, 2021 at Heights Family Funeral Home, 733 W. Wicks Ln., in Billings. Graveside services with Military Honors followed at Fairview Cemetery in Hardin.

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