Parker, founder of Smithfield livestock auction, passes away

Dean H. Parker, former Cache County Commissioner, former president of the National Association of Auctioneers and founder of the Smithfield Livestock Auction, died Thursday at the age of 78.Parker’s health has been declining since this spring, but was still active with the livestock auction until just recently. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 12 Noon at the Logan Stake Center on Three Point Avenue.There will also be viewings Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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