Dick Ezra Parker, 99, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, June 27

Dick Ezra Parker, 99, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his residence

 

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Matt Cecil officiating.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of VFW Post 8904.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

Mr. Parker was born April 30, 1918, in Tenaha, to J. T. Ford Parker and Bessie Bogard Parker.  He served in the United States Army.  Mr. Parker enjoyed quail hunting and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was an excellent story teller.  Mr. Parker was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.  He was a lifetime cattleman and enjoyed spending time on his farm.

 

He is survived by

Sons:

Mike Parker and wife, Pam, of The Woodlands

Bob Parker of Tenaha

Clay Parker and wife, Linda, of Carthage

 

Grandchildren:

Kate Novian

Stephen Parker

Richard Parker

Brandy Abernathy

Connie David

Brittany Parker

 

8 Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by

Wife: Mary Parker

Parents: J. T. Ford Parker and Bessie Bogard Parker

Brothers: Forrest Parker, J.T. Parker, Ben Parker, Ford Parker Jr., Harry Parker

Sisters: Edith, Ethel, Derrell, Mary Lee, Ruth, Frances, Charlyce

 

Pallbearers will be Mitch Menefee, Joe Lynn Williams, Brack Harrison, Richard Parker, Dustin Abernathy and Dalton Parker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Browning, Roland Cross, Charles Hooker, John Griffin, Guy Griffin and Wade David.

 

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com