Calvin Hulan Parker died Oct. 9 2013, one month short of his 90th Birthday. He was born Nov. 9, 1923 in Holmes County to Alex and Rosalie (Outlaw) Parker. He was married for 60 years to his lifetime love, Frances Scott Parker, who predeceased him in 2008. They did not have their own children, but left nieces and nephews as well as one surviving sister, Jeanette Adams, to mourn his death. In 1943 during World War II
"Cal" served with the U.S. Army
as a surgical technician in the India Burma Theater and earned a Meritorious Service Unit Award. He then joined the U.S. Air Force
and retired in 1967 as Chief Warrant Officer (W4), the highest rank attainable by an enlisted Airman. His service included combat duty with the Far Eastern Air Forces, in Korea and Viet Nam. He was decorated and earned commendations during his service for Good Conduct, Outstanding Unit Award, Meritorious Service and Officer in Charge. He was a decorated marksman and pistol shooter for both the military and National Rifle Association. "Cal" continued working as a Military Contracts Manager for Boeing Corporation until his retirement in 1988. Cal and Francis lived in Kent Washington for 46 years, enjoying the outdoors, hiking, sailing, hunting and fishing. He returned to Florida after his wife's death to be closer to family.
Funeral services with military honors for Calvin Hulan Parker will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held simultaneously at the same location for Calvin's brother, William C. Parker. The families will receive visitors and friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed on line at www.kentforestlawn.com.
Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home; 2403 Harrison Avenue; Panama City, FL 32405; (850) 763-4694.