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Charles L. “Charlie” Parker

Charles Lee “Charlie” Parker of Nashville, IL departed this life at his residence surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 11:35 AM.  He had attained the age of 79 years, 10 months and 5 days.

Charlie was born on December 1, 1941, in Ft. Knox, Kentucky, the son of Charlie and Josie (nee Skurat) Parker.  He was united in marriage to Lisa Hastings on April 2, 2016, and she survives his passing.

Charlie graduated from Ashley High School on May 27, 1960, and he proudly served with the United States Army 101st Airborne Division from 1961 to 1964.  He was appointed to the Department of State Police Academy in September of 1965.  After his retirement from the Illinois State Police, he went on to work for the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office as their investigator.  Charlie then went on to serve the Washington County citizens as their Sheriff for two terms, 2006 to 2014.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 110, Masonic Lodge Post #55 A.F. & A.M.  Charlie enjoyed playing his guitar and he loved his German Shepard Dogs and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife Lisa Parker of Nashville, IL; 4 children, Todd Parker and wife Tiffany of Nashville, IL, Traci (Parker) Van Zile and husband Jason of Rockledge, FL, Morgan Clinton and husband Ryan of Woodlawn, IL and Debra Parker of Jefferson City, MO,  ; six grandchildren, Cameron and Carson Parker, Gracelyn and Caroline Clinton and Michael and Patricia Koepke; sister, Charolette Stobart and husband John of Joliet, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Service will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 10 AM with Rev. Bill Bunnage officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville, IL.  Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 110.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Wednesday from 5 PM until 8 PM and on Thursday from 7:30 AM until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the Shriners Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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