Frederick E. Parker III, 66, of Noblesville, died Sept. 28. He was born Feb. 29, 1948.
Being a Leap Year baby, it was obvious from the beginning that he was going to be a unique human being. He spent his life making life easier, more fun and more fulfilling for everyone who was lucky enough to know him. If you’ve ever watched the Cicero fireworks or gone down the slide at the Forrest Park pool, this is the man that made that happen. His generosity and love for his friends, family, dogs, the Colts, and community were unparalleled.
He was a born salesman and leader, running FEPCO for 39 years, a company he founded in his attic in 1975. He also was involved in sales for Lamb Company and was a school teacher in Michigan.
Survivors include his wife, Jill; mother, Rufina Parker Apple; son, Derick Parker (Lisa); daughter, Devon Parker Alsup (John); sister, Pam Uhley (Lance); service dog, Woofer; several granddogs; and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick E. Parker Jr.
An open house celebration of Fred’s life was held at Lutz’s Steakhouse on Oct. 5.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paws With A Cause, HYPERLINK “http://www.pawswithacause.org” www.pawswithacause.org.