Parker L. Andress, 77, of Joy, IL died Thursday June 4, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Trinity in Rock Island, IL. Private graveside services are Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Aledo Cemetery. In keeping with social distancing requirements, a visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Joy Fire and Rescue. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born February 1, 1943 in Muscatine, Iowa to Maynard and Leola Bergstrom Andress. Parker was a member of the last graduating class of Joy High School. He married Sharon K. Hudson May 27, 1961 in Aledo. She died September 2, 2018
Parker was manager at Agrico/CPS in Joy, IL. He was later employed at Prudential Insurance Company as a salesman retiring, after many years.
He was a faithful American Red Cross blood donor and in his earlier years, was a volunteer fireman for the Joy Fire Department. Parker enjoyed hunting, bowling, fishing, golfing and driving a semi for the 3 Amigos. He loved watching his old shows like Bonanza and Gunsmoke.
Survivors include 3 daughters: Deanne Andress of Aledo, IL; Marcie (Dennis) Biddle and Jennifer (Eric) Russell both of Joy, IL; 1 son: Troy (Teresa) Andress of Janesville, WI; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two sisters: Cheryl Terhark of Jacksonville, IL; Sue (Dennis) Hamerlinck of Taylor Ridge, IL; one brother: Rick (Kelly) Andress of Woodhull, IL; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and his beloved grandson, Evan.