Mr Vernon James Parker

Mr Vernon James Parker

09.12.1953 - 21.05.2020

Vernon sadly passed away on Thursday 21st May 2020, aged 66 years.  Much loved husband  of Sue, beloved dad of Daniel and Liz (and their dog Sky), Veronica and Matthew and a loving granddad.  He will be very sadly missed by all his many family and friends.

Stephen Reynolds


Bon Voyage Vernon. Thank you for all your years of loyal service to Reynolds and kindness and dedication to all the families we care for. You always put yourself out to help others when needed. I will never forget the help and experience you passed onto me especially when I started with Reynolds. Your dry sense of humour will be missed and your memory will always be with us. Stephen, Sharon, Sam and Rebecca

Carol Macdonald


I worked with Vernon for almost 10 years and he was always helpful and very kind to me. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Dominic Reynolds


Top man Vernon hope you're catching loads.

Freya Pugh


Such sad news, wishing all Vernons family and friends my condolences. Vernon was a lovely man and a true gent who everyone spoke highly of.
Love Freya x



With lots of love from Mervyn, Lisa, Shaun, Johana and Anne-Marie. With much love from brother and Uncle.

Jack & logan


Our Grandad.
I love you so much.
The years of my life with you have been great. When we saw each other we did loads of things. I remember us 2 playing on my ps3 & then going for a meal like we always did. We both loved our food. When we went on holiday & only you would go in pool with me as I only wanted grandad.
I was your shadow & you was my shadow Chasing me everywhere.
Love you loads
Jack xx

Love you grandad
Love logan x

Sally Tinson


Vernon was a very kind and decent man. He would go out of his way to help families and his own family meant the world to him. I will miss him.

Shaun & Johana


We will always remember uncle Vernon arriving in Colombia for our wedding. His generosity and the way he cared for others will be something we will always remember. Rest in peace!

Sharon Meen (Warren)


What can I say? You had only just helped me through the hardest time of my life. You was a good friend to me and Ivan. Sail those seas together where ever you both are.
Thinking of you all

Peter Knight


I have great respect for you Vern. You were a good and decent man and always wore your heart on your sleeve.

Jason Corbin


Vernon. A true gentleman. Always prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty. You should have been enjoying a very well deserved retirement. Gone far too soon. You'll be greatly missed by all of us.



Vernon you welcomed Matthew into your family and also welcomed the rest of the Meechan clan, you were taken from us too soon, you were a true gent miss you xx

Steve Unsted


Vernon, I joined the company in September 2017 and straight away you took me under your wing and for that I thank you. You were a true gentleman always putting others before yourself and going that extra mile.

John Regan


Vernon it was a privilege to work and to know you. A man with a big heart and would always help you. You will be sadly missed and you have gone too soon.

Antony Cleall


I have known Vernon and Sue for well over 30 years, when Daniel was a Beaver at 1st Yapton & Ford Scout Group and Sue helped with the Beaver section. Not to be left behind, Vernon decided to support his family in their activities and he joined the Scout Group fundraising committee to help raise funds to maintain the headquarters at Drove Lane in Yapton and ensure the various activities the young people wanted to do were supported. Little did I know that many years later I would be working with Vernon at Reynolds. His role at Reynolds Funeral Service was in a way very similar to his support of the Scout Group, working in the background to ensure things ran smoothly for all the staff and the families he worked with. Nothing was too much for Vernon, you could ask his advice and he would do anything to help. On some occasions I wasn’t sure if he was pulling my leg with the very subtle response he would give and a slight wry grin. The last communication I had with Vernon sums him up extremely well, he said that ‘he felt that he always put people and their families first’ when at work, personally I think it extended beyond his working life…

Veronica Meechan


Where do I start. My whole life having you in it was a ton of memories you were my dad. I have been lucky to have you in my life through good and bad but I always remember the best. You always taught me to keep smiling and hold my chin up. So all I can say is I hope I make you smile every day with your chin up. Dad you will be missed more than ever each day. I love you dad. And my heart will go on xx



A dear neighbour and friend that will be sadly missed by us all. Thinking of you Sue and family love Jackie, Graham and family

Paul Sanderson


Vernon was a great friend and a true gentleman. He always called the ladies 'My Dear'. We had great days out with him. We went to Winter Wonderland in November 2019, it was so funny watching Vernon getting off the Carousel bar after he'd had a few. He slept on the train all the way home. When we went out in the evenings Vernon liked to be able to see all the people walking past, namely the young ladies with not a lot on. We will miss those great Friday nights out.
All our love, rest in peace.
Paul, Amy and family.

Daniel Justin Parker


My Dad, best friend, brother, & soul mate, I can not believe what has happened to you, as we had so much still to do together, you are so special to me you have taught me so very much and I'm proud of you for every thing you have done for us as a family.
We have so many good memories of holidays, days out. and are 20 plus years together at sea. now it is your time to rest RIP DAD Love and Miss you so very much



A brother who will be missed in many ways, will always be remembered
Rod, Shirley, Neil, Amanda & Sam

Matt Smart


Vernon was a great guy with a heart of gold. He was a man of few words but always willing to do anything for you, whether at work or helping you out personally. Family meant everything to Vernon, he always showed an interest in mine and never forgot my children at Christmas and Easter. A very sad loss of a man I worked alongside for 14 years. Your legacy at Reynolds will live on for years to come.
RIP Vernon, you will be missed.

Matt, Mandy, Morgan and Phoebe x

Elizabeth Parker


To my amazing father-in-law well what can I say, still can't believe you're not here. You are the kindest man I know with the biggest heart, nothing was every too much trouble and always there for people.
I have a memory of us two in the Turkish night club dancing the night away. I will have very special memories. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and to call you dad.
RIP Vernon love and miss you so much

Anthony and Emily


We were so sad to hear of Uncle Vernon's accident. Sending love to Sue, the children, and all the family at this very difficult time xxx



Will so miss you my friend
Your deep in my heart
A true gentleman
Loved all you did and the time we got drunk together
Love del

Amanda Parker


Still can’t believe you are actually gone, I keep waiting for a cheeky voicemail to come through from you.
A man with a heart of gold
RIP uncle
Love always ❤️

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