Justin Parker Obituary, Death – On November 24, 2022, at the age of 52, Justin O. Parker, who was cherished by everyone, passed away. His loved ones and friends are inconsolable, and his absence will be keenly felt by all. On May 21, 1970, Justin Rex Parker was brought into the world in Salt Lake City by his devoted parents, George Rex and Saundra Lee Parker. He had a lot of love for his brothers and sister, Darin, Ryan, Kevin, and Rebecca. He was a bright and active child who enjoyed playing outside and discovering new places. He went on to become an avid skier after achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and earning that rank. He received his diploma from East High, where he had the honor of serving as president of the barbershop quartet and took part in many antics with his close friends that will live long in the memory.
On June 30, 1992, Justin and Katherine Metcalf were sealed together in the Salt Lake Temple through the ordinance of marriage, marking the beginning of a lovely eternal family. If you know Justin, you know how much he cherished his relationship with his wife. He made sure that everyone knew how much he loved his angel Katherine and that he spoiled her with trips to the beach and bouquets of fresh flowers. He had five incredible sons: Andrew, Sam, Eli, Rex, and Oliver, and he was extremely proud of all of them. Together, the brothers went on a lot of exciting adventures. He was overjoyed when Lindsey and London married into the family, giving him daughters for the first time in his life. His adorable granddaughter Elsie made him ecstatic to take on the role of “Papa D,” and he is looking forward to the arrival of yet another adorable grandchild in December. The family was the most important thing in Justin’s life.
After attending the University of Utah, Justin moved to San Francisco to attend dental school at the University of the Pacific. There, he worked extremely hard in school and, along with Katherine, made a large number of friends who will remain in their lives. Following graduation at the top of his class, Justin went on to complete his orthodontic residency at St. Louis University, just like his father had done. After moving back to Utah, Justin established his own orthodontic private practice, which is now known as Parker Orthodontics. When it came to giving his patients the very best care, Dr. Parker was extremely thorough. He was knowledgeable about the most recent developments in technology and methodology. He put in a lot of effort to create beautiful smiles and to build people along the way, encouraging patients in a cheery manner and celebrating their newly straightened teeth with disco lights. His clients and staff in Murray, Utah, as well as those in Bullhead, Arizona, will miss his expert knowledge and infectious enthusiasm.
Justin had a fruitful experience while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Geneva, Switzerland. As a result of his service, he developed a deep love for each and every person and a powerful testimony regarding the Savior. He was devoted to the spreading of the gospel and served with diligence. He was a remarkable scoutmaster who was responsible for planning exciting adventures, constructing the finest camps, and preparing gourmet meals. He was an excellent Primary teacher, and his lively personality brought the scriptures to vivid life for his students. While serving in the Salt Lake Temple, Justin was given the privileged opportunity to sing in the temple choir.
Justin was a man who lived his life with fervor. He had a blast taking his family on vacations to Lake Powell, where they would go boating, fishing, and snowmobiling; to the cabin in Hanna, where they would go four-wheeling; and to Newport Beach. Justin was extremely driven, and he was always training with his friends for the next competition or test. He competed in mountain biking competitions, finished the LoToJa twice, the Kona Ironman, and an ultra-marathon, and he ran one as well. Additionally, Justin was a talented cook and grillmaster; he was particularly known for his prime rib. Justin was entertaining, engaging, and non-judgmental. It didn’t take long for him to strike up conversations with total strangers, root for the underdog, and offer assistance to anyone who appeared to be struggling.
His older brother, Ryan, as well as Katherine’s parents, Robert and Joyce Metcalf, and two of Katherine’s siblings, Angela and Matt, all passed away before Justin. In addition to his devoted wife Katherine, he is survived by his children Andrew (Lindsey) and grandchild Elsie, Sam (London) and baby coming soon, Eli, Rex, and Oliver; his parents Sam and Saundra; his siblings Darin (Rachelle), Kevin (Deana), and Rebecca; his in-laws Brad (Jan) Metcalf, Dave (Karalee) Metcalf, Shauna (Brent) Watts, Rich (Cin
Funeral services will be held at the LDS Chapel located at 5450 South Holladay Boulevard on Monday, December 5th, 2022 at 12 Noon. On Sunday, December 4th, visitation will take place in the same church building from 6 to 8 o’clock in the evening. Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park served as the location for the interment.