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Obituary for Dennis "Tiny" L. Parker

Dennis "Tiny" Lee Parker, age 69, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Helen Parker. Denny enjoyed serving the people of Fort Wayne for 45 years working at Fort Wayne's Famous Coney Island. He was a long-time coach of Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) where he served as the former commissioner. Denny volunteered with the Snider Football Program and Heritage Park Nursing Home where he was awarded the "Volunteer of the Year" award. He was avid golfer and enjoyed cooking. Denny is survived by his nephews, Jeff (Christine) Heck and Scott (Carrie) Heck both of Fort Wayne, niece, Kelly (Paul) Martin of Hamilton, IN; several great-nephews and great-nieces; friends, Jeff and Ann Snyder, Rick Winans, Scott Houser, Sherri Murphy, and Donna McEvoy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nina "Jo" Heck; and great-niece, Dailie Martin. A Celebration of Life is 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St. Memorials may be made to P.A.L. To sign the online guestbook, go to