Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Donald Joseph Parr of Murphys

    Donald Joseph Parr, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed
away February 28, 2020 in Murphys.

   Donald was born to Jacob and Emma Parr in Oakland on July 18, 1945.  He moved to Calaveras County at two years old and graduated from Bret Harte High School with the class of 1964.   He then joined the Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam.

   When he came home from Vietnam, he worked for PG&E as a lineman.  Donny then went into business for himself, creating Don Parr Roofing, working for fifty-four years, retiring in 2014.

   Donny loved sports, especially baseball (Oakland A's) and football.  He was known to enjoy fishing our local areas but also worldwide excursions.   One could say he loved being on a boat with one hand on the line the most in life. 
   Donny is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sally Parr of Murphys, Erin and Jeff Roberts of Roseville, Katherine and Randy Stephens of Copperopolis, Kieth Jones of Angels Camp, James Jones of Murphys and Krissy and Jason Lemon of Arnold.   He also had 10 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.

   Internment will be at Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys.  Angels Memorial Chapel is handling


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