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James Parker

January 14, 1950 — July 19, 2018

James "Jim" Robert Parker, of Quakertown and formerly Revere, passed away in his home on Thursday, July 19th at the age of 68. He was born in Philadelphia on January 14, 1950 to the late Walter P. and Ellen (McGroarty) Parker. He was a graduate of William Tennant High School and attended Bucks County Community College. He was a carpenter by trade and took great pride in providing quality craftsmanship. His hobbies included motocross racing, as a trophy winning rider and later a dedicated fan, classic cars and motorcycles, including showing his 1969 Chevy Nova, and most notably, showcasing his musical talents on the drums. A member of several bands throughout his life, Jim was a founding member of the Guitardogs, earning the nickname "The Hammer" for his style of drum playing. He retired from the band in 2005, after playing with them for 18 years and releasing several albums including original music as well as some covers. Jim was a very compassionate man; his love of animals and his respect for veterans was well known amongst his friends and family. He is survived by his family, including his long-time girlfriend Diane L. Stout, her daughter Teresa Heft, grandchildren Katherine Heft, Caroline Heft, Dylan Heft, and Leah Heft, and great-grandson Nolan Wallace; sister Peggy Maschke and half-sister Joyce Vorhauer. No services are scheduled at this time.
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