About Charles “Charley” Parker
Charley is married to Kate Parker. He is the biological father of Megan, Adam, Emily, Sarah, Isaac, David and Joshua. He also has an adult daughter from a prior marriage; she was in her late 20s as of April 2014.
He lives with the family in a rented home in Grants Pass, Oregon. He works full-time as a manager at Shari’s Restaurant.
According to Kate, Charley’s primary role was the family breadwinner. It’s said that he rarely attended the kids’ medical appointments and preferred to let Kate make medical-related decisions. Click here to read Kate’s writing about Charley’s involvement with the family.
Charley was reported to be the beneficiary of an online fundraiser that was launched in July 2011. The fundraiser was intended to raise funds that would enable Charley to take a four-week vacation from work, thereby allowing him to spend time with Joshua before his death.
As of April 2014, Charley had not been charged criminally in connection with this case.