Fred Parker (1941 - 2014)

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  • "I miss you Daddy."
    - Coco Parker
  • "I will miss you forever. You were the only love of my..."
    - Betty Parker
  • "I remember Fred well at school in Lewisburg, OH. We went to..."
    - Susan Golshani
  • "Fred, thank you for your wonderful service to those who..."
    - Shari Heck
  • "My condolences to Kelly Parker and family as well as the..."
    - Beth Willis
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Reverend Fred Parker, 72, born Aug. 17, 1941, in Letterbox, Kentucky, firstborn to Mabel (Winstead) and Walter Parker, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus at 1:16 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, in the Hospice wing of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida, after a long battle with lung cancer and complications thereof. Rev. Parker was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, and Mid South Seminary. He worked in interior office design, sales and manufacturing and became a certified gemologist working in the jewelry industry prior to surrendering to the ministry. He served as executive director of 8th Street Mission for Jesus Christ in West Memphis, Arkansas, where he was also the president of the local Ministerial Alliance and served as president of Tom Pitman Ministries (missionary to Guatemala) before relocating to Florida. He has served as the Men's Shelter manager for Jericho Road Ministries in Brooksville, teaching, and mentoring drug and alcohol addicted men since 2008. He was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Homosassa and a fill-in pulpit speaker as needed. Rev. Parker was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the air force.
He is survived by wife, Betty; daughter, Lourl "Coco" Parker, granddaughter, Shelly Rae, and grandson, Christopher John "CJ"; sons, Matt Parker and his wife Stephanie and granddaughter, Julie; Kelly Parker and wife, Tammy and granddaughter, Abigail "Abby"; daughter, Dana Levering and her husband, Dan and grandson, John Kucera; sons, Keith, Jon, Don, and Charles Frost and their wives and children; two brothers, Walter Parker Jr. and his wife, Donna and Orville Parker and his wife, Patty.
A celebration of life service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at First Baptist Church of Homosassa.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 8, 2014
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