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Anthony E. Parker

February 18, 1971 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 49)

Obituary

Anthony Earl Hartley Parker was born on February 18, 1971 to the proud parents Evelyn Riggins and Willie Earl Hartley. Anthony was raised in Seattle Washington with his mother and grandparents, Emma and T.Z Riggins Sr. until they passed. As a young boy, Booda was confident and loving with a great sense of humor and charm. He attended Leschi Elementary, Eckstein Middle School and Garfield High School in the Central District. Although Anthony was his mother’s only child, he grew up with so many older and younger cousins in which he loved so much and will be dearly missed by them all. No matter how many times he fell down, he got back up. Anthony always tried with strong conviction to do better, get better, and stay better. He was forever striving to conquer the obstacles he faced. If he had your back, you definitely knew it. One hundred percent of his family will have the memories of Booda’s sarcasm, silliness and unconditional love. Booda’s resilience, forever dreaming of a better future for himself, his children, his family, and friends will be treasured in our hearts. Anthony was wise beyond his years, and his thoughts and views of the world were ahead of his time. He studied the bible and was a proud man of God. Booda had the ability to command a room and attention without being loud about it. Women and men alike were drawn to Booda, you could not help but love him as a friend, a brother, a father, and a son - a family man.

Anthony proceeded in death by his father, Willie Earl Hartley.

He leaves behind Evelyn Riggins, mother. He leaves behind his legacy of five sons; RayShawn Hartley Parker, Anthony Hartley Parker Jr., Jashoun Hartley Parker and Jaemar Hartley Parker; grandson, RayShawn Parker Jr. Anthony has ten siblings, by his father Willie, - Earl Hartley, Laloni Hartley-Grey, Dwight Hartley, Paige Hartley– Smith, Cristal Hartley, Tiffany Hartley, Willie Hartley Jr (Boyd), Celeste Greely, Damon M. Hartley (Glasses), Willie Hartley Jr (Boomer). Booda will be forever missed by his Uncles, Aunts, host of close family, friends, and other relatives near and far.

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