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February 20, 1939 - May 7, 2020

The family is planning a memorial service to be held when it is safe for us to all be together again. Charles will be laid to rest at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club and SPCA of Kalamazoo, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 81, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Charles was born in Kalamazoo, on February 20, 1939, the son of Charles H. and Hilda (Loving) Parker Sr. On November 11, 1960, Charles married Contance Kay Rynbrand, who preceded him in death in 2018. He was for many years a girl’s Senior softball coach at Hackett Catholic Prep High School. Prior to that he had also been very active in Milwood Little League. He was an avid bottle collector and was President of the Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club. He was a civil war enthusiast and enjoyed attending and organizing civil war re-enactments. Charles retired from Hercules Inc after over 40 years of service. He and Connie enjoyed many summers with their family at Sandy Pines Resort. Charles is survived by his daughters, Lori (Jason Gaunt) Grantham and Susan (Brian) Anspaugh; grandchildren, Joshua Clysdale, Ian Anspaugh, and Zachary Grantham; great grandson and best buddy, Jackson Clysdale; sister in law, Sue (Jim) Rhoades; brother in law, Jake (Diane) Mater. Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and his mother in law.