MILBRIDGE – Richard E. Parker Sr., 59, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at his place of business in Milbridge. He was born July 8, 1945, in Portland, the son of Richard H. and Mary H. (Nee) Parker. Dickie was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, serving multiple tours of duty. Following his time in the service, he married Gloria F. Hawkins, and also began working at Sawyer Motors in Milbridge. He worked there for several years, eventually taking ownership and working the business seven days a week. Dickie loved running the garage, and enjoyed providing his services to the people of Milbridge. He was a member of Pleides Lodge No.173, A.F. & A.M. in Milbridge, and served on various committees in the town. In addition to his wife, Dickie is survived by two sons, Richard E. Parker, Jr. and his wife, Lindsay of Ellsworth, and Donald Parker and his wife, Katie of Milbridge; a brother, Gary Parker and his wife, Dianne of Edgewater, Md.; a special aunt, Hilda Jeanette Parker of Peterborough, N.H.; a special sister-in-law, Amelia Pinkham and her husband, William (Bill) Pinkham of Lamoine; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dickie will also be missed by special friends, Wes Nelson and Devon Bohacik, both of Milbridge, and Dave Curtis of Steuben. He loved animals, and held a special place in his heart for Benjamin, his cat. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Anna Pearl Parker. Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Milbridge, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday with Charles Kelley officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Milbridge. Gifts in memory of Dickie may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. A memorial register and directions is available online at