Brian T Parker, age 64, passed away at his home in Hudson, Florida on May 2, 2019 at 9:00 P.M. after a long battle with cancer. His survivors are his mother, Margaret McDougall Barganier; sister, Patricia A. Parker; brother, David Parker; Maternal aunts, Doris M. Allen, Edith M. Wachtler and her son, Kevin; as well as numerous cousins and many friends. He was preceded by his sister, Susan Marie Kessler and his father, Dr. Milton T. Smith.
He grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida where he and his best friend since kindergarten, James Anderson, spent many, many days surfing in the
Atlantic Ocean. As a young boy he attended Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia with his cousin George Gillespie; they were avid
campers for years. This may have precluded his choice of study at the University of South Florida where he received a Master's degree in
anthropology with a concentration in archaeology in 1994. He made significant contributions in interpreting artifacts, food remains, and features left by prehistoric Native Americans. After graduation Brian opened a small archaeological consulting company based in Ocala. He was a good friend to his fellow students and professors and kept everyone laughing with his wry sense of humor.
He did not belong to any one person but to all who will remember him in our own special way. We love you Brian.
Many thanks to Chapters HPH hospice and all those who helped take care of him during his final hours, especially Linda.