James Parker Obituary, Death – James Daniel Parker, a much-loved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed very suddenly from a heart attack on August 19, 2023 at the age of 47 while hunting in the mountains above Huntsville, Utah. He was 47 years old. James Parker and Rose Campbell welcomed their first son into the world on December 3, 1975 in the city of Biloxi, Mississippi. He was a passionate outdoorsman who did not waste any opportunity to take his children on outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and other exciting adventures.
James decided to attend Utah State University, and it was there that he made an indelible connection with Kami. Because of his outstanding performance in track and field, he was elected into the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 and named a nine-time All-American. In addition, he won seven Big West Conference titles during his career. His service to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, required him to interrupt his studies at the university for a period of two years. James received his commission in the United States Air Force upon graduating from high school in 2001.
During his service in the military, he was able to indulge his passion for the hammer throw and ultimately earned a berth on the Olympic team that competed in Athens in 2004. After completing his military service, he went on to earn a doctorate in chiropractic medicine at the University of Western States in Portland. He is now in private practice. James has devoted his life to assisting the sports community and the local community in and around Kaysville, Utah, where he operates his private clinic, the Parker Muscle & Sports Clinic.
James is survived by his wife, six children (named James, Jace, Jarom, Johnathan, Jessa, and Julia), his parents (named James Parker and Rose Campbell), and three siblings (named Marie Hurst, Michele Morrill, and David Parker). James is also survived by his grandparents (named James Parker and Rose Campbell).