EDMESTON - Lysle M. Parker, 90, of Edmeston, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Little Falls.
Lysle was born on Oct. 12, 1926, in New Berlin, the son of the late Maurice and Grace Meeker Parker.
Growing up on South Street in Edmeston, he was a graduate of Edmeston Central School, and an avid basketball player. He played for several town teams, and traveled throughout the area. Even recently, Lysle would watch as much basketball as he could. He knew the facts, and statistics on most players in the NBA.
Following graduation, Lysle moved to his grandmother's farm to help her and eventually bought the family farm. He ran the dairy farm for decades and was one of the few NYS licensed breeders of dairy heifers. He was also known for his meticulous care of his home and farm.
Lysle was an experienced deer hunter and had many fond memories of his hunting seasons in Maine and on the Schoellig Farm.
On Nov. 12, 1966, Lysle married the love of his life, Betty Hager. He loved his wife dearly and visited her daily in the nursing home.
Lysle is survived by his wife, Betty Hager Parker; a stepdaughter, Debra (Bob) Brunschmid of Sherburne; and best friends, Dan and Dee Schoellig of West Burlington.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 1, at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Henderson of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Edmeston Union Cemetery Edmeston.
To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com, or visit Delker and Terry on Facebook.
Published on May 29, 2017