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William Eugene "Bill" Parker

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William Eugene ""Bill"" Parker, 90, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Alamogordo.
He was born Sunday, Jan. 1, 1922, in Tenaha, Texas, to Eugene Fisher and Cora Lee (Brown) Parker. Bill was raised in east Texas with his three sisters, who preceded him in death. He had a very large extended family that included 52 first cousins.
He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1946.
Bill married his wife, Jerry, in August 1946. He remained loyal and supportive of her until her death in July 2011. They had two children, James and Marilyn, and he farmed cotton in west Texas until 1958 when he began working as an aircraft mechanic at the air base in Big Spring, Texas.
They moved to Alamogordo in 1960. He continued as an aircraft mechanic, retiring from Holloman Air Force Base in 1982. During his life he maintained his integrity as an honest, truthful, hardworking man. He was also generous and kind and earned the respect of his family and friends. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, as well as AARP and NARFE.
Mr. Parker is survived by his son James Rogers Parker and wife, Cathy, of Albuquerque; daughter Marilyn Marie Edwards, of Alamogordo; and grandchildren Sarah Propes and husband, Beau, of Hickory Creek, Texas, Jason Edwards and wife, Jodi, of Alamogordo, Nikki Parker Ray, M.D., and husband, Mike, of Albuquerque, and Kelly Jenkins, of Panama City Beach, Fla.
He was predeceased by his wife, Geraline M Parker.
Funeral services for William Eugene ""Bill"" Parker will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Alamogordo Funeral Home, 2301 First St., Alamogordo, with the Rev. Mary Taken officiating.
Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Alamogordo Funeral Home, 2301 First St., Alamogordo.
The Parker family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, the Parker family has requested donations be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 15 to Mar. 15, 2012
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