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Petty Officer First Class Robert “Bob” Lewis Parker, Jr., United States Navy (Ret.), 56, of Rincon, Georgia and husband of Lelia Clark Parker, died Wednesday evening, September 18, 2019, at his home.

Born in Somers Point, New Jersey, he was a son of Joe Mendicino and Arleen Fazekes Mendicino. Bob was a member of The Chapel – Effingham. Bob retired as a Petty Officer First Class after 22 years of service in the United States Navy. After his military career he was a crane mechanic. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, riding motorcycles, woodworking, and was a talented metal worker in his foundry.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Lucas Parker, and his infant daughter, Guinevere Parker.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Lelia Clark Parker; four sons, Robert Rinkus, John “Jack” Hughes, Kenneth Parker and Nathan Parker; his parents, Joe and Arleen Fazekes Mendicino; one sister, Dawn Humphries and her husband, Earle, and one grandson, Dylan Parker Rinkus.

A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, October 5, 2019, at The Chapel – Effingham – 131 Goshen Road Extension, Rincon.

Remembrances: Family Promise of Effingham – Post Office Box 964, Rincon, Georgia 31326-0964.

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  1. Annabelle Provence says:

    Oh, Lelia,I am so sorry for you and your boys. Bob must have been a very special man. You all are in my prayers.

  2. Wayne T. McCullough says:

    Bob will be missed by all of his friends who knew him…….He was a kind and gentle soul who loved to tinker……….Condolences to the family…

  3. Jackie Hall says:

    Leila, I am so sorry for you and your children. I will pray for strength for all of you.
    My sincere condolences.

  4. Lorrie Gurganious says:

    Lelia, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts aand prayers. Sincere Condolences

  5. Debbie Schlam says:

    I knew Bobby as a child. They lived next door to us when we were children. I am saddened by the loss of a very sweet young man who was always so full of life. My sincere condolences to his wife and child, his parents, sister and family. You will be missed by all.

  6. George and Sharon Elder says:

    We knew Bob when he lived in Jacksonville, FL. Our daughter was married to his son Robert Rinkus. We really enjoyed the time we spent together with Bob and Barbara. Bob would do anything for you and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

  7. Laurie Schlam says:

    I was shocked and saddened by this news of Bobby’s passing. I also lived next door to him and Dawn and their parents. God bless him and all of you! His memory will live on in all of us that he has touched. Sincerely, Laurie Schlam

  8. Dawn Baker says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and the boys will be in my prayers.

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