Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 7, 2013

Mickey Parker

The Athens Review

Athens — MURCHISON-Funeral services for Mickey Parker, 65, of Murchison are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Rock Hill Baptist Church with the Reverends Robert Welch, Bill Watson and Dan Bristow officiating.

Burial will follow in Leagueville Cemetery.

Mr. Parker died Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Tyler.

He was born Aug. 22, 1947 in Athens to the late Herman Lloyd and Nell Earline Jordan Parker, and spent most of his life in the Murchison and Brownsboro areas. Mickey graduated from Brownsboro High School in 1965. He attended East Texas State University in Commerce, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts, then his Master’s degree. He retired from Brownsboro Independent School District after 25-plus years of service. Mickey was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church, and had volunteered as a Christian counselor for many years in Tyler.

He was an avid sports fan. He loved playing golf and woodworking. Mickey was a loving husband, father and loved spending time with his granddaughter, Abby.

He was preceded in death by infant daughter Kristi Leigh Parker in 1975.

Survivors include: his wife of 45 years, Annette Parker, Murchison; daughters Angie Loyette  Scalco and husband Vince, Longview, Heather Parker VanCleave, Austin; brothers Jerrol Parker and wife Beth, Richard Parker and wife Sharon, both of Brownsboro; sisters Lynn Benton and husband Homer, Murchison, Rhonda Westbrook and husband Bill, Hallsville; granddaughter Abby Grace VanCleave, Austin; and numerous niece and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tony Mayfield, Eric Parker, Jordan Parker, John Westbrook, Joey Westbrook, Jon Hardin, Matt Hardin, Sam Hardin, Derek Hardin, Caleb Hardin.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 10768 CR 3405, Brownsboro, TX 75756     

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