Donald Scott Parker

July 5, 1962 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Donald Scott Parker Obituary

Donald Scott Parker, 61, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024, after his battle with ALS. Don was a brother, an uncle and a granduncle. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 5, 1962, the youngest of three to Paul Parker and Mary Ann Parker Goodwater.

Don graduated from Harry A Burke High School in 1980. He was a member of the local Mormon Church and served in northern California as a Mormon Missionary sharing his faith shortly after graduation. After working in Omaha at restaurants as a cook and managing health clubs for a few years, he moved to Phoenix, AZ.

It was there he fell in love with the desert landscapes, being so close to all the things he loved - mountains, canyons, casinos and sports! You name it, he’d watch it but did prefer Nebraska collegiate sports. GBR! Don worked for Kay Jewelers for several years and then moved to Discover Card in 1990 for the rest of his career, retiring from the Fraud Department as a Credit Protection Services Team Leader. He cultivated so many lifelong friendships in the Phoenix area. This was Don's community.

Preceding Don’s death were his parents. He is survived by his step father, Kenneth Goodwater of Omaha, NE, brother, Doug Parker (Lisa) of Omaha, NE and sister, Diane Finney of Denton, TX. Although he did not have children of his own, he cherished his nieces and nephews and their children. Nieces include: Nicole Parrott of Omaha, NE, Jordain Smith (Kyle) of Fremont, NE, Sara Rivera (Cesar) of Denton, TX and Samantha Finney of Colorado Springs, CO. Nephews are: Zach Parker of Omaha, NE, Jack Finney of Augusta, ME and Cody Parker (Kiersten) of Omaha. The great nieces and nephew are: Charlie Parrott, Paisley Riviera, Harley Parker, Stevie Parker and Carson Parker, all of Omaha, NE.

Don’s Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church, 5510 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012; followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Dallas ALS Association donate.als.org or any other charity of your choosing


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Celebration of Life
February 15, 2024

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
503 N Central Expressway
Richardson, TX


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