PITTSTON -- Edward E. Parker, Sr., 68, of Pittston, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, with his family by his side. He was born in Augusta on Dec. 4, 1943, a son of Clyde and Ina Everett Parker.\nEd was a graduate of Winthrop high school. He owned and operated Parker's Auto Body in Pittston. He was a member and past president of the Maine Obsolete Auto League.\n\nHe loved bass fishing, fishing many tournaments, and was a member of several different organizations. He loved his ice cream and enjoyed his time with granddaughters, Arielle and Elizabeth; he was their "Papa." He was looking forward to his newest grandson, Noah.\n\nHe is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda (Leighton) Parker, of Pittston; seven children, Kevin Parker and fiancé, Traci Leigh, of Chelsea, Amanda Parker, of Pittston, Eddie Parker and wife, Kelly, of Augusta, Marvin Parker and wife, Beth, of Livermore Falls, Becky Tardif and husband, Paul, of Mt. Vernon, Wendy McCullough, of Washington state, Melissa Taylor and husband, Scott, of Augusta; two brothers, Marvin Parker, of Augusta, and L. Hal Parker, of Nyack, N.Y.; and his sister, Mary Fogg and husband, Richard, of Westbrook; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.\n\nAt his request, there will be no visiting hours or services.\n\nArrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.