David Richard Parker, forever known as “Davy,” passed away suddenly on Monday, September 26, 2022. He was just 14 years old.
From the moment Davy was born he brought joy to everyone around him. He came with a spark for life that ignited and spread to anyone he came in contact with. Anywhere he went he was the brightest spot in the room. At under a year old he started showing exceptional physical ability and determination of mind. There was literally not a thing that Davy could not do. And so he did it all. Davy could join any sport and instantly be the best, but he never made a big deal of it. He was always humble and kind, encouraging those around him and showing everyone a good time. He never stopped smiling, and neither did the people who were with him.
As a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Davy was actively involved in church activities and his own personal connection with his Heavenly Father. Serving brought him joy, as he understood a key principle taught by Jesus Christ himself, which is to love others unconditionally. He made it a point to surround himself with people, with no regard to age or status. He loved them, entertained them, lifted them and encouraged them to climb higher with him. It could be said that Davy lived a full life in just 14 years by the way he utilized his time investing in every moment, working hard, setting and achieving goals, and making an incredible impact on the lives of others along the way.
Davy is survived by his parents, Jared Parker and Sarah Ercanbrack Parker, as well as his siblings, Dallin, Afton, Lindsey, and Will. A funeral will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 11:00 at the church at 1865 S. Higley Rd, Gilbert, Arizona.
To the Parker Family,
I am so sad for your loss.
Jared and Sarah,
I was so sad and sorry to hear of Davy’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.
Warmly, Susan Berg
I cannot even find any words to console the worst nightmare of every parent which is the loss of a child. My heart is broken for you all. An angel watching over your family he will be, but your pain, loss and sadness is surely felt.
Our deepest condolences to your family from ours. With seizures in our family genes we truly sympathize and will be mourning with you from afar. Praying for peace, comfort, and healing for your sweet family! May you feel Heavenly Father’s and our Savior’s love!
Our Condolences – from your former ka-mission in Naga.
We are heartbroken for your family. We didn’t have the privilege of meeting Davy, but he sounds like an extraordinary young man and if he’s a Parker, then we know he was truly special! We have a son the same age, so this hits home hard. We are so sorry and send our love and prayers.
Sarah and Jared,
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to both of you at this tender time. I pray you and your family will receive much comfort, strength, and peace from those around you and especially from the spirit. I send my love to each of you.
Sending my prayers and hugs to parker family in this time of your loss especially to Sarah, my last missionary companion in Phils.Naga Mission. Love you Sarah😘
I am so very sorry to hear of Davy’s passing. We love you and have been praying for your family since we heard the devastating news. He sounds like an amazing young man. Praying you will find peace that surpasses all understanding.
Sarah and Jared, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I love you and we are praying for you and your family.
Condolences to sister Ercanbrack and to the Parents of this young boy.. Our Father in Heaven knows what we feel in this times, but we all know Families are Forever and Eternal.. in this life our joy is not full but in the Lords presence our joy is full.
davy i meet him in elementary and we had mrs guthrie in kindergarten u always would make me laugh and have the best personality thanks for everything
Sarah and Jared,
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your son, Davy. He sounds like a wonderful young man that has been called to serve early in the spirit world. May his passing bring you closer together as a family and his Spirit strengthen you in this challenging time.
Michelle And Chad Mahaffey
My deepest condolences go out to David’s family, to think someone I talked to at school would have passed away at such a young age hurts me. He was a funny and uplifting person, I’m sad to see him go.
Chris and myself feel for your loss. We didn’t really know Davy, But knowing his Parent’s he was a very wonderful Son, and added a lot to your Family, Sibling ‘s, Friends, cousin’s , Neighbor’s. I know that his Grandpa, Van, Uncle Lukas ,and other Love one’s were there with there Arm’s out to welcome him. May the Lord’s Arm’s reach out to comfort all of you. Chris and myself send our love to your whole Family, and Grandma Eva. Sincerely Barry & Chris Ercanbrack
We wish for peace for your family at this time. God bless you all.