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Robert T. Parker, 90, a resident of San Antonio, TX since July 1959, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Boerne, TX. He was born in Athens, GA on September 19th, 1923 to Annie E. Parker. Mr. Parker was a member of the greatest generation - joining the Army in 1941 and serving his country during WWII with the 45th Infantry Division. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Anzio, Italy during the Italian Campaign.
He retired from his job with the Commissary Office at Fort Sam with 34 years of Federal Service, 20 of which was with the Commissary. Robert was a parishioner and a Eucharist Minister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, TX. In 1961, he served as President of the San Antonio Square Dance Association. He was a founder and Past-President (with his wife Jackie) of the Texas State Square & Round Dance Federation.
He was a strong, self-made man who overcame many adversities. He will always be remembered for his love of dance, traveling, and physical activity. Bob will also be remembered for his mischievous humor and blond and Aggie jokes.
Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline in 1977, his sister Marion, and one great-grandson, David Parker Salazar. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Camille Parker; son, Rodger T. Parker and his wife, Marilyn of Wimberley, TX; daughter, Sharan Chapman and her husband, Frank of Leander, TX; daughter, Vicky Parker of Dallas, TX; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, TX. Interment with full military honors will be at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, April 10th at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. Thomason Funeral Home, Wimberley, TX. (512) 847-2226.
Published in Express-News on Apr. 8, 2014
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