John D. Parke

March 23, 1949 ~ August 20, 2022 (age 73)


John D. Parke, 73, of Wabash, Indiana, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on, Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Aperion Care in Marion, Indiana. He was born to Floyd F. and Mary E. (Sharp) Parke on March 23, 1949, in Wabash, Indiana.

John worked as a self-employed construction worker. He was gifted on reading blueprints from architects and loved talking about his various projects. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as an Airborne Ranger. John was a former member of the American Legion Post 15 and VFW Post 286 in Wabash.

John is survived by one stepson, Steven Smith of Wabash, Indiana; one stepdaughter, Lori Ann Kassman of Illinois; three grandchildren, Nathaniel Smith, Tanesha Thortan, and Diana Stewart; one brother, Robert Parke of Wabash, Indiana; one sister, Carol Leach of Wabash, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave. Wabash, Indiana, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Falls Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at the funeral home.

McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with John Parke’s final arrangements.

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August 24, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
August 25, 2022

10:00 AM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

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