DON PARKER

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Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt Don L. Parker left this life to be with the Lord on Dec 8,2011. Mr. Parker was born in Chattanooga, TN on Jan 2, 1936. He married and is survived by the love of his life and his childhood sweetheart, Teresa A. Parker. During their 57 years of marriage, they were blessed with 6 children. He will never be forgotten by his wife and will forever remain in the hearts of his children. His son, Retired Air Force Captain Dennis L. Parker and his wife Lori, his daughter, Donna Michal and her partner Jan Little, his daughter, Rhonda Brown and her husband Clyde, his daughter Sharon Wilson and her husband Ricky, his daughter Susan Dillon and his daughter Karma Whitaker and Randy Helmcamp. Their family grew to include 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. Mr. Parker touched the lives and hearts of so many children other than his own and they all called him â PawPawâ.

Mr. Parker served 2 tours in SE Asia during the Viet Nam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. After 23 years of military service, Mr. Parker chose to settle his family in Conroe, TX where he began his career in law enforcement. He started as an Adult Probation Officer for Montgomery County and transferred to the Montgomery County Fire Marshals Office as Chief Arson Investigator. He was offered a position as Chief Deputy of Pct. 4 in Montgomery County and he and his wife chose to relocate to Splendora, TX. He then found a home with Humble Police Department and retired after 13 years of service.

Mr. Parker and his wife spent their retirement enjoying the activities that involved their grandchildren.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruth Parker and his brother, Herbert L. Parker all of Chattanooga, TN.

Mr. Parker chose to rest peacefully with his fellow veterans in the VA Memorial Cemetery in Houston, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wounded Warriors, or the Odyssey House in Conroe, TX in Mr. Parkerâ s name.

A memorial for Don L Parker will be held at 11 am on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Deerbrook Baptist Church in Humble, TX. The family will receive visitors at their home following the ceremony and throughout the evening.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Dec. 13 to Dec. 26, 2011
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