Raymond A. Parker

Raymond A. Parker

Rock Creek Lake

Raymond Parker, 87, of Rock Creek Lake, Jasper County, Iowa died January 8, 2013, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 14 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the family present from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Raymond Parker Memorial Fund.

Raymond is survived by two sons, Ronald (Diana) Parker of Kensett and Larry (Debra) Parker of Nevada, Iowa; five daughters, Deborah (Brad) Hecker of Ankeny, Judith (Doug) Smith of Grinnell, Joyce (Paul) Cook of Solon, Marcia (Kendall) Thompson of Decorah and Pamela (Bob) Ashing of Grinnell; two sisters, Ellen Buekema of Mitchellville and Vernadine Kaisand of Grinnell; 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris in 2004; a daughter in infancy Linda Lou Parker in 1952; his parents; and one sister, Leota Murphy.

Funeral Home

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street Grinnell, IA 50112
641-236-3134

Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 12, 2013