Alan Dwight Parker was born on March 2nd 1956 to Luke and Joyce Parker in Covina California. He was the second born of four brothers. His oldest brother Randy and his other younger brothers Ron and Chris. Alan’s family moved to San Diego when he was in middle school. They attended College Avenue Baptist church and lived in the San Carlos area. They belonged to the San Carlos swim and tennis club where they met other families and friends.
Alan went on to play tennis for Patrick Henry high school. He then met his wife, Sandy at her cousin’s birthday party in 1974. Their friends and families had many good times together. They married in 1978 and had a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii. Alan was introduced into the fishing industry when he met Sandy and her Portuguese heritage. He made his living as a fishermen and Captain for 30 years. Alan traveled the world fishing from the Eastern Pacific to the Western Pacific stopping in many ports such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Panama, Samoa, Peru, Ecuador, Hawaii and Venezuela.
Alan and Sandy bought their own house in San Carlos where Alan worked hard to make it a home. They then had two wonderful children, Valerie and Kevin who brought them joy. Alan always made time for his kid’s activities and family vacations. Alan took his family for a motor home adventure around the United States. He loved skiing and camping while enjoying God’s beautiful scenery. He enjoyed the family’s “Beach House” where the extended family gathered each year.
Alan retired from fishing and met an awesome friend Eddie, who with Alan built “Big Toy Depot” a storage facility. Alan also worked for Eddie at Sea Property Management and met some really nice people. Alan always worked hard and was a honorably man. He was a believer in doing a job once and doing it right.
Alan had many happy moments like when he blew his horn on his boat, when he found out he was going to have a son. Another special moment was when he walked down the aisle with his daughter, Valerie at her wedding. And the best of all, was when he was blessed with two awesome grandchildren Taylor and Trevor.
He was kind and tender hearted with everyone he met. Alan stayed positive while battling Leukemia. He trusted the Lord with all his heart and soul and looked forward to spending eternity with God.
Please join us to celebrate Alan at 4747 College Avenue Church on Sept 21st at 10:00am