Ronald W. Parker, 79, of rural Hazleton, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at home. 

He was born Aug. 20, 1930 in Monroeville to Albert and Edna (Brown) Parker. 

He was a retired owner operator truck driver for Lue’s Trucking in Hazleton, which he and his wife “Lue” operated. He lived in Hazleton since the 1980s.  He enjoyed woodworking.

 He is survived by three daughters; Debby Smith of Hazleton, Linda (Bob) Turpin of Patoka, Diane Blaize of Hazleton; a sister, Marilou Springer of Springfield, Ohio; two half-sisters, Jean Kump and Barbara Kump of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren including Melinda Thompson who helped to care for him; 37 great-grandchildren including Amber Smith who lived with them; and one great great-grandchild.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois Luanne “Lue” Parker on May 9, 2009; grandparents, Alexander and Emma Parker who raised him; daughter, Carol Parker; great-grandson, Brayden Blaize; great-granddaughter, Corissa McGuyer; grandson, Rodney Smith; and brother, Gordon Parker.

 Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Mark Delong officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hazleton Community Cemetery in Hazleton

Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home.