Samuel W. Parlier Jr - Passed away on February 18, 2022

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Lt. Col. Samuel W Parlier, Jr.  USAF (Retired), 97, passed away Friday, February 18, 2022 at The Villages Regional Hospital.

Sam was a resident of The Villages for more than 30 years and at one time was an avid golfer, bowler and card player.

Samuel was born June 19, 1924 the oldest son, and one of 10 children, of Samuel W. and Bertha Parlier Sr. of Claymont, Delaware. Upon high school graduation, Sam joined the Army Air Corps and became a B-17 pilot during World War II. He remained in the Air Force for 22 years as a pilot and communications expert. After his retirement from the military, he continued his work in communications at the Pentagon.

Samuel leaves behind his partner, Marlene Ward; daughters Devany E Dale (John) and Karen Huntley; grandchildren John W Dale III (Kristen), Steven Dale and Kristina White (Mike); 6 great grandchildren – Katelyn, Dakota, Liam, Bennett, Cameron and Taryn; brother Donald; and long time friends Dorothy and John Adams. His ashes will be interned at Bushnell National Cemetery.

Dad was a good man who served his country proudly. He will be missed by all of us who were lucky to know and love him.


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  1. Jeri (Smith) Jones lit a candle:
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  3. Melissa A Edmundson says:
    16 Sep 2022
    To Devany and Karen, my first cousins, from Melissa (Lisa) Ann Smith-Edmundson in Tulsa, OK (Gerald Smith's oldest daughter-your mom's brother). I love you both and I am very sorry for your loss. Your dad lived a long interesting life. I wish we all would have been able to have been closer. I still remember the Japanese doll with the wigs that your mom gave me as a child. My mom gave it to our neighbor's child when we moved from California to Oklahoma, unbeknownst to me or I would have tried to get her to let me keep it. I played with it a lot. I hope and pray that you and yours are all doing well. My only email address right now is EDMUNME@TULSASCHOOLS.ORG if you ever want to contact me. If you don't I understand since we live so far away from each other, but I would love to hear from you if you want to contact me.

  4. Jack Geary says:
    24 Feb 2022
    Offering my sincere condolences. Rest in peace.

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