Kenneth Parker Obituary , Death – After a prolonged battle with sickness, Kenneth I. Parker, age 79, passed away on Wednesday in Barrington, Rhode Island. George I died.Alice E. (Barnett) Parker, Patricia Barry, Linda Parker, William Y. Parker, and J. Paul Barry are all members of the Parker family. He received his high school diploma from East Providence High School in 1957, his bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1961, and his master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1967.
His wife, Phyllis Parker, son, Matthew S. Parker of Nantucket, Massachusetts, daughter Monica S. Parker (Hopton) and son-in-law, Frank Hopton, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, and eight grandchildren: Captain Jared B. Hopton and wife, Krista Hopton of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Neal Hopton of Newport, Rhode Island, Luke Hopton and wife, Rachel of Providence, Rhode Island, Jake and Karina Hopton of Little Compton,
On June 22, 1980, Ken tied the knot with Phyllis (Nelson), and their union has lasted for the past 48 years. His previous places of employment include the US Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh and the Gilbane Building Company in Providence.
1970–1976, and then as the Director of Marketing for Fletcher–Thompson in Bridgeport, Connecticut, from 1977–1980, until he got the The purchase of a large number of rental homes in Rhode Island enabled Real Estate Bug to become self-employed. His ideal restoration was almost realized on the island of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, when he and his friends Doug and Deb Sosebee purchased a dream house that complied with Island building rules. designed it and then found a builder to do it. He frequented Anguilla.
His parting quip was about the availability of rehab. During the middle of the 1970s, he and his wife Phyllis founded a number of businesses together, including The Parker Guest House, Tuckernuck Inn, American Bounty Restaurant, and Nantucket Breeze Condominiums. After spending 25 years on the island, they managed the inns known as the State House Inn, the Mowry-Nicholson House, and the Christopher Dodge House along with their daughter Monica (Parker) Hopton and son-in-law Frank Hopton.
He cherished time spent with God, his family, his friends, and in travel. He took early retirement in 2018, and since then he has spent his time reading, gardening, collecting antique printing presses, and working on home maintenance.