William Parker, 79, formerly of Westborough


William ParkerJune 22, 1944 ~ Nov. 8, 2023

Mesa, Ariz. – William “Bill” Kimball Parker passed away peacefully on November 8, 2023, in Mesa, Arizona. Bill was born to Charlotte Kimball and Leslie Parker on June 22, 1944. Bill had one brother, Robert Parker.

Bill was a graduate of Westborough High School and served in the US Army. Bill was raised by his mother, grandfather, and uncle on their family farm in Westborough. Being born and raised in Westborough, Bill loved his hometown and the people in it.

Bill had a notable reputation for being a skilled heavy equipment operator and spent many years in the construction industry. Bill loved fast cars, big machines, classic rock, history, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. Before Bill moved to Arizona to be close to his only daughter, you could find him having a cup of coffee at Cumberland’s or perusing a swap meet or car show.

Bill approached life with a carefree attitude and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life like a good song, a thought-provoking conversation, or a chance to tell a funny story. Bill will remain in our thoughts and is missed dearly.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Cristy Rodriguez, and her husband Jose Rodriguez, of Florence, Arizona and three step-grandchildren. As well as many beloved friends.

Calling hours will be held at the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home on Sunday, July 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Humane Society of the United States or Disabled American Veterans.

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