|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1924|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 2010|
LAKE ARTHUR – A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Mr. Wylie Ross Parker, 85, at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Rev. Clyde Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur.
Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010 and will continue from 8 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Mr. Parker died at 12:20 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Mr. Parker was born Oct. 10, 1924 in Fort Thomas, Arizona, to Gordon Powell Parker and Addie B Murray. He graduated from Reagan High School in Houston, Texas, and served his country as a soldier in the Army in World War II in the European Theatre. Mr. Parker was the founder and owner of Parker's for 29 years. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and served as a Eucharistic minister. Mr. Parker was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, where he also served on the finance committee. He was a member of the Goretti School Board and held membership in the Jeff Davis Parish Pachyderm Club, Jennings Golf Club, Bon Temps Rouler Dance Club and Jennings Chamber of Commerce. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend to many. Mr. Parker was famous for some of the pranks he enjoyed playing on people. He has been called the "best Santa Claus in the world." One of his favorite pastimes was playing cards with his grandchildren.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, Gordon Powell and Addie B Murray Parker; sister, Elenor Marie Parker.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel Schlesinger Parker; one daughter, Mary Kathryn Parker of Broussard; five sons, Robert Ross (Priscilla) Parker of Lake Arthur, James Powell (Shirley) Parker of Broussard, William David (Mary Frances) Parker of Shreveport, Clyde Timothy (Elizabeth) Parker of Lake Arthur and Richard Keith (Carolyn) Parker of Roanoke; and two sisters, Dorothy Ruth Parker Young and Lola Joy Parker McClanhan both of Pleasanton, Texas.
Participants for Mr. Parker's service will be his granddaughters. Readers will be Genevieve Noelle Parker Carney and Kelly Elizabeth Parker. Gift bearers will be Laurie Christine Parker Glotta, and Anne Marie Parker McCrory. The altar server will be Anndrea Marie Crouch.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Robert Ross Parker Jr., Jeffrey Powell Parker, David William Parker, Joseph Ross Parker, Matthew Ross Crouch and Brian Keith Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren, Stephen Michael Parker, Corey Timothy Parker, John Patrick Parker, Kade Ross Parker, Catherine Frances Parker, Naomi Marie Parker, Elise Christine Glotta, Jacqueline Elaine Glotta and Patrick Michael Carney.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jeff Davis Home Health for their care and to Esther LeMaire and Yvonne Meyer, his home caregivers.
Gordon Powell Parker (1901 - 1981)
Addie B Murray Parker (1907 - 1982)
Wylie Ross Parker (1924 - 2010)
Lola Joy Parker McClanahan (1926 - 2010)*
Elenor Marie Parker (1927 - 1931)*
Saint Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery
Jefferson Davis Parish
Maintained by: Carolyn
Originally Created by: Sebastian
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55328294
Wayne Nelson Parker
Added: Aug. 24, 2013
Added: Feb. 5, 2012
To honor the memory of Wylie Ross PARKER, U. S. Army veteran, World War II.|
Added: Jul. 23, 2010