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DECATUR -- Stephen Lee Parker, 42, of Decatur, passed away at his home on September 12, 2018.

Stephen was born on March 29, 1976, the son of Danny Joe and Kendra Sue (Mair) Parker. He was a self-employed man who was known for his remarkable welding skills. He was also an avid sports fan, who enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Bears, and Nascar races. Stephen loved his Harley motorcycles, but above all, he loved his family and friends the most.

He is survived by his mother, Kendra of Decatur and his father, Danny of LaRue, Texas; sisters Kady Anne Parker and Brandi Lynne Dennis, both of Decatur; two special nieces, Janey Lee Parker-Kile and Jessi Lynne Tish; maternal grandparents, Carol and Wayne Allen of Decatur; two aunts, Robin (Jim) Ferrebee of Oreana, IL and Kathy (Tom) Strode of Decatur, IL; two uncles, David (Shelley) Mair of Dalton City, IL and Rusty Parker of Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dewey Mair; paternal grandparents, Carol and Lee Parker; aunt, Cindy (Chuck) Osborn and two uncles, Mike and Chris Parker.

He will be greatly missed by his pals from Barb’s Place and Adam’s Apple.

Visitation services to celebrate the life of Stephen Parker will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

The family of Stephen Parker is being served by Graceland/ Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at


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