In Remembrance of Eric Parker
Date of Death: 08-19-2023
Funeral Service : 08-25-2023
Eric Stephen Parker, 52, of Platte City, MO passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
He was born on October 22, 1970, to Carl A. and Sandra L. (Schmitt) Parker in Ballwin, MO where he grew up and graduated from Lafayette High School in Ballwin, MO. Eric attended college at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO.
On August 9, 1997, he was united in marriage to Elisa Sherwood. After their marriage they lived in Platte City, MO where they raised their two boys and made their home.
Eric found his love of flying from his father, Carl, who was a professional pilot. As a teenager, Eric competed in Control Line Model Airplane Combat where he eventually became a world champion. Later, Eric then followed in his father’s footsteps and became a professional pilot as well. Most recently, he served as the Flight Standards Division Manager for the FAA in Kansas City, MO.
Eric was a loving husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and great friend to those closest to him. He was passionate in raising his sons and cherished the time he was able to help coach them in sports, guide them in life, and enjoy time together as a family. Eric was able to exemplify to his sons what a man of integrity, strong work ethic, and resilience looked like day in and day out.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl A. Parker, Jr.
Eric is survived by his wife Elisa Parker; sons Braden (19) and Kyler (15); mother Sandra Butler; brother Brett (Julie) Parker; father and mother-in-law Harold and Sharon Sherwood; brothers-in-law Eric (Jennifer) Sherwood and Chris (Mandy) Sherwood; seven nieces and nephews; other relatives and many, many friends.
Visitation 5:00- 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24th at First Christian Church of Platte City 708 3rd Street, Platte City, MO
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 25th at First Christian Church of Platte City.
Burial: Platte City Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory c/o Elisa Parker. A Go Fund Me Page has also been established in his memory https://www.gofundme.com/f/3rq94-eric-parker?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer