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Billy PARKER


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Billy PARKER Obituary
PARKER Billy Parker, age 88, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Billy was born Oct. 27, 1925 in St. Cloud, FL and he had friends numbering in the hundreds, having lived in Jacksonville since 1930. He attended local schools, graduating from Robert E. Lee where he captained both the varsity basketball and football teams. He joined the Army Air Corps during WWII and played service football for the Eastern Flying Training Command Eagles in Montgomery, AL. After the war he attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship, preparing offense and defense as a quarterback and fullback, lettering for four years. After graduating with a Masters Degree in Education, Billy coached in Jacksonville schools until he was appointed Principal of Forrest Senior High School and Wolfson High School. He was also the Assistant Superintendent of Duval County Schools. After retiring from the school system, Billy ran for and was elected to the Duval County School Board where he served as chairman twice and was re-elected five times with a total of twenty years of service on that board. Being an avid golfer and a member of Hyde Park Golf Club for over 50 years, he was never happy unless his score was in the seventies. Billy shot his age dozens of times in his later years and he was club champion in 1962. Billy was a Master Mason, Scottish Rite, York Rite and a member of the Shrine. Billy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Joanne Parker, a son, Richard Parker (Donna), daughters, Patty Trantham (Lance) and Billie Jo Sills. Billy always said Each day was the first day of the rest of your life . He always lived life to the fullest. Billy Parker will be missed by all of us. Memorial services will be held, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00am in Lake Shore Baptist Church, 2363 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210 with Rev. Ron Dempsey officiating. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Jacksonville Humane Society in Billy s name. FRASER FUNERAL HOME, 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL (781-4314) in charge of arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 3, 2014
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