Parker Ray Lynch was born on January 31, 1994 in Woodbridge, Virginia to Shannon and James Lynch, and was the youngest of their five children: Jameson, Christopher, Samantha and Courtney. Shortly after his birth, the family traveled across the country and settled in Mesa, Arizona, where Parker was baptized and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he was an active member. In Mesa, he attended Hermosa Vista Elementary, Stapley Junior High and graduated from Mountain View High School. He later earned his Associate's Degree from Eastern Arizona College in the small city of Thatcher, Arizona.

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Growing up, Parker participated in many activities in and outside of school, including soccer, track, welding, jewelry-making, baking, airsoft and paintball, camping, hiking, singing and attending concerts. He felt most comfortable in the outdoors, enjoying the company of nature and friends, and in the pursuit of adventure. In addition to being the life of any party, Parker was also dedicated to his studies. He was a skilled problem solver and he especially excelled in mathematics and engineering. He seemed to conquer any task he set his mind to, and was fearless in his pursuit.

Parker also had a unique ability to make friends wherever he went, and will be remembered by those who know him for his warm hugs, kind words, supportive nature, his humor, energetic spirit and generosity. He devoted his life to service and could always be counted on to be there for those who needed it the most. He is missed dearly by his family, his friends and his community, who love him and look forward to seeing him again. He died on February 11, 2019 at the age of 25.


Celebration of Life

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Join us for a luncheon, slideshow and an opportunity to share your memories.
11121 East Ray Road
Mesa, AZ 85212


Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa Stratford Estates Ward
11121 East Ray Road
Mesa, AZ 85212

Funeral Service

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa Stratford Estates Ward
11121 East Ray Road
Mesa, AZ 85212


Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mesa Cemetery
1212 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

Services Handled By

McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel
112 E Main St
Safford, AZ

Life Story Info

Post Date

Feb 15, 2019


Personal Info


Woodbridge, Virginia, United States


Safford, Arizona, United States





Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint


  • Associate's
    Eastern Arizona College
  • High School
    Mountain View High School
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To the family,

I didn’t know Parker personally, but regardless it’s sad to see a loss of life in someone so young. I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you can feel comforted by gods word, where it says in Revelation 21:4, that soon, “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more, the former things have passed away...” soon, “death will be swallowed up forever.” 1 Corinthians 15:26.

Jessica Florez , Salt lake , UT, US Apr 25, 2019

Jim - Just saw this about your son. May the Comforter be with and your family at this tender time.

Best Wishes,

John Yancey

John Yancey , Farmington , UT, US Mar 14, 2019

I wrote these in memorium and in your honor...I dedicate them to you and your family...

with brotherly love,

a friend

Ryan Lloyd Sorrells , Gilbert , AZ, US Feb 22, 2019

I am incredibly blessed to have met Parker and humbled by his character; as brief as it was I was happy to be one of the last people he hung out with and got to know better and I only wish I had met him sooner because he was a good guy. I am truly sorry for your family’s loss and all the friends he leaves behind now...until you all meet again. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers for now and if you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out.


a friend

Ryan Lloyd Sorrells , Gilbert, AZ, US Feb 22, 2019

Parker is one of my best friends in the whole world and always will be. He always picked me up when I was down and celebrated with me when I was happy. I love him more than any words can say. May he Rest In Peace.

Tori Jonovich , Chandler, AZ, US Feb 16, 2019

Parker was the greatest best friend i could have asked for. He always made me feel loved and comfortable. i Was his small friends that he would always pick up. I will always love and miss him... Rest in Peace Parker

Sarah DeLauder , Tucson, AZ, US Feb 16, 2019

I will truly miss my wonderful nephew (he was my favorite) and am saddened by his death.. Parker was a wonderful, loving, and giving person. He made me laugh and always had a smile and a big hug for me every time I got to be around him. I will miss those hugs. Beautiful Parker.. Rest in Peace.. I love you.

Jacqueline M. Lynch , Mesa, AZ, US Feb 16, 2019