|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1918|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 2012|
Funeral for Baldwin "Buster" Parker Jr., 93, Indiahoma, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cache School Auditorium, with his grandson, the Rev. Patrick McClung, officiating assisted by the Rev. David Gerbrandt.
Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery, Indiahoma, under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home, Lawton.
Baldwin passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at his home in Indiahoma.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Patrick McClung officiating.
He was a proud member of the Comanche Nation and one of the four remaining grandsons of Chief Quanah Parker. For several years he served as a judge in the Children's Court of the Comanche Nation. He was a charter member of the Pete Coffey Mennonite Brethren Church in Cache.
He was born Dec. 17, 1918, at Indiahoma, to Baldwin Parker Sr. and Nora Kootsequetah. He married Marguerite Tahchawwickah on July 19, 1940. At his death, they had been married for 71 years. Buster was so proud of his 13 children, 40 grandchildren and more than 70 great-grandchildren. He loved to talk with them, tease them, and challenge them to do great things. He also "adopted" several more adult children. He loved them all and always said his riches were in his children. Buster was a man of many talents. To preserve the legacy of his grandfather he started the annual Quanah Parker Reunion. He was a champion war dancer and performed in Oklahoma and Texas. In his younger years, he loved to sing solos and sang in the Friendly Five gospel quartet. His favorite solo was "The Love of God." He also loved to sing Comanche songs. He made one Comanche hymn, one peyote song, and wrote one English song. This song, "The Hem of His Garment," was arranged by former missionary and piano player, Linda Gerbrandt. He loved to write poems and wrote many about his children and grandchildren. He attended Indiahoma School and Fort Sill Indian School. He had lots of stories to tell about running away from boarding school. His favorite sports were track and baseball. He said that he played baseball until he was 42 years old. And he didn't quit running until his children and some of his grandchildren could outrun him. He was also a good cook and a great bread maker. He worked for years as a cook and baker at Fort Sill Indian School and at several bakeries in Lawton. In his later years, he also loved trips to the casino.
Survivors include his wife of the home; 10 children: Jacquetta McClung and her husband Carlden, Sandra Chesnut and her husband Lawrence Jr., and Timothy Parker, all of Cache; Ronald Parker, of Gaithersburg, Md.; Harold Parker and his wife Francis, Don Parker and Annette Tiddark, all of Lawton; Joyce McSwain and her husband George, of Lakeland, Fla.; Ardith Leming and her husband Glen, of Sulphur; and Debra Malone and her husband William, of Lexington; his adult children include Paul and Linda Davis, of Abilene Texas; Louise Jones, of Jacksonville, Texas; Russell Neese, of El Segundo, Calif.; Chuck Wiltrip, of Dexter N.M.; Joe Ed Coffman, of Amarillo; Robert Veal and Joan Goody, of Orlando, Fla.; and Fred and Rosie Schmidt, of Germany. He also has one sister, Joan Sands and her husband Carl, of Cache; 39 living grandchildren; more than 70 living great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three children: Norma Jean Guerrero, Buster Evans Parker and Vincent Parker; five brothers: Elmer Parker, Roy Parker, Simmons Parker, Wilbur Parker and Whit Choney; and one sister, Ollie Wahkinney.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Baldwin Parker (1887 - 1963)
Nora Tabbanoid Parker (1885 - 1983)
Marguerite Tahchawwickah Parker (1921 - 2014)*
Norma Jean Parker Guerrero (1936 - 1992)*
Buster Evans Parker (1949 - 1967)*
Vincent Parker (1956 - 1992)*
Post Oak Cemetery
Created by: Cokeman2
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
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