Franklin C. Parker, 66, of Vidor, died Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Houston VA Medical Hospital in Houston, TX. A native of Beeville, TX, he was a resident of Vidor since 2005. Franklin graduated from Daisetta High School and was baptized at Central Baptist Church in Daisetta, TX. Franklin served his country in the US Navy, where he retired after 22 years of service and the US Marine Corps, where he served in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW Post# 8246 in Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Home. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Gussie Parker; brother, Eugene Parker; and step-son, Chris Erwin. He is survived by his wife of two years, Pamala Parker; son, Robert Parker and his wife, Elizabeth of Kingwood, TX; step- daughter, Sherry Palumbo and her husband, Keith of Groves, TX; brother, Lewis Parker of Vidor, TX; sisters, Genvieve Caruthers of Batson, TX, Beverly Fore of Magnolia, TX, Wanda Johnson of Flint, TX, Arlene Holcomb of Spring, TX, Donna Johnson of Etoille, TX, Alice Mathews, Drusilla Lindbeck, Brenda Long, and Peggy Hall, all of Vidor, TX; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; a host of friends and his faithful companion Chesty.
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Published in the The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 1, 2012