Leroy Howard Parker Sr. died unexpectedly Jan. 18, 2010, at his home in Waldoboro.

He was born Dec. 1, 1965, in Rockland, a son of Howard and Sarah Parker.

Leroy grew up in Waldoboro and attended local schools.

He owned and operated Riverside Builders in Waldoboro. He worked at Bath Iron Works for seven years, many of which he was a lead man. He also enjoyed lobstering with his father-in-law, Keith Simmons.

Leroy enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening as well as other outdoor activities. He was very proud of the 8-point, 246-pound deer he shot. He had a passion for woodworking. He was creative and with his artistic abilities, he made one-of-a kind coffee tables and many other one-of-a-kind items. He would use his wood burning skills to create beautiful designs on tabletops, cabinets and various other projects. He also enjoyed building clam hods and birdhouses.

Leroy had three children whom he absolutely adored. He also had two stepchildren who he considered as his own; in fact he was so close with Kaylee she called him Daddy Roy.

One of his favorite things to do was spend time with his dog Allee. She was his pride and joy, his confidant, and his best friend.

He was predeceased by his son, Johnathan H. Parker, and his mother, Sarah Hoch Parker.

He is survived by his wife, Karena Parker of Waldoboro; his son, Leroy H. Parker Jr. of St. George; his daughter, Bridget Parker and her fiancee, Lyle Morris, of St. George; his stepchildren, Desiree Reed of Waldoboro and Kaylee Reed of Waldoboro; his grandchildren, Ahlivia Morris of St. George and Garrett Prior of St. George; his sister, Mary Collamore and her husband, Clint, of Waldoboro; his brother, George Parker and his wife, Pam, of Fairfield; his father, Howard Parker of Waldoboro; his niece, Katie Collamore of Waldoboro; his nephew, C.J. Collamore of Warren; and his dog.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25 at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro.