|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1912|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1987|
Marvin Eugene "Gene" Parker was born Sep 1, 1912 to John Marvin and Edna Pearl Boles Parker in Tallassee, Elmore County, Alabama. His parents divorced soon after his birth and he lived with various relatives until adulthood. He joined the Army on Apr 4, 1941 to fight in World War II. He served as a Military Policeman for the duration of his time in the Army. He was a big man 6'2" and about 185 pounds I think that's why he was given that job. After being discharged at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia he decided to make his home there. He got a job at Randall Brothers Lumber Co., and when he retired in 1977 he had worked there 36 years. On Jul 16, 1955 he married Jessie Mae Warden. She was a petite 5" tall and weighed 120 pounds so they were quiet the pair. They were married 32 years until his death on Apr 4, 1987. They had one child together Deborah Jean "Debbie" Parker.
Gene Parker was my Daddy and I was definitely a "Daddy's Girl". He only went through elementary school, but he was one of the most intelligent and wise men I ever knew. He was a man of his word. If he told you he'd do something or made you a promise you knew it would get done. He read constantly, mostly westerns with Louis L'amour being one of his favorite authors. He was quiet, kind and gentle. He loved to work with wood and made many bookshelves, picture frames, pencil holders, and toothpick holders. We used to live in old houses that didn't have closets and he would make chifferobes for us to store our clothes in. When we'd move they would have to stay because they were too big to move. When he retired he use to love to sit on the front porch in a rocker and read and watch the birds and squirrels come into the yard to eat the seed he'd put out.
John Marvin Parker (1880 - 1954)
Edna Pearl Boles Parker (1882 - 1969)
Jessie Mae Warden Parker (1921 - 1999)*
John Americus Parker (1909 - 1983)*
Marvin Eugene Parker (1912 - 1987)
Memorial Park Cemetery and Columbarium
Created by: Debbie Parker
Record added: May 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110826770
My Daddy, Gone but not forgotten.|
Added: Sep. 21, 2013