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Michael W. Parker
July 12, 1954 ~ September 17, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Michael Wayne Parker, age 69 of Burlingame, KS passed away peacefully on September 17, 2023 at University of Kansas Hospital, Topeka, KS.
Michael was born July 12, 1954 the son of Earl Parker and Joan (Reed) Talbot at home in Wilmington, KS. He grew up primarily in the Kansas City, MO are also living in Wichita, KS for a short while. He graduated from Park Hill High School, Kansas City, MO with the class of 1972.
Michael wore many hats during his working life. He was an entrepreneur, mechanic, ASE certified HVAC repairman, and aircraft mechanic. He recently had run a Lazy M trailer Park in Kansas City, MO until he moved to Burlingame, KS in 2015. Once there he opened the Burlingame Café and operated it for over a year.
In his retirement Michael enjoyed fishing and nature. He was also an avid collector of anything from marbles and pens to pocket knives. His mechanical skills were always part of his life as he loved working on cars. Putting them together and getting them going again was a favorite pastime of his.
On July 13, 1987 Michael was united in marriage to Bonnie Miller in Kansas City, MO. They shared over thirty-six years of marriage.
Michael is survived by his wife Bonnie Parker, of the home; mother, Joan Talbot, Oklahoma; two brothers, William Parker (Pat), Kansas City, MO, and Kevin Talbot (Tamara Wright), Kansas City, MO; sister, Karin Dwillis (Shawn), Oklahoma; son, Brian Courson, Lawrence, KS; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Parker and a brother, David Parker.
Graveside funeral services will be Friday, September 22, 2023 at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame, KS. The family will greet friends for a visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday September 21, 2023 at the Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, Burlingame, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS, 66413. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.