Don R. Parker, 87, longtime resident of El Paso, Texas, passed away on July 10, 2013. Mr. Parker was born in Winchester, Indiana on February 11, 1926. He served in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII and later attended Purdue University. He also lived in Farmington, New Mexico where he met his wife of 56 years, Helyn Sue McMurtry. They moved to El Paso in 1967. He worked with the El Paso Natural Gas Company for 35 years. Don was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Purdue University, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and El Maida Shriner. Don was preceded in death by his parents Alpha and Inzie Parker, his infant daughter Susan Jean Parker, his siblings Dick Parker, Dorothy Holdeman, Frances Keys, and Marilyn Turner. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Helyn Sue Parker; his children Donna Branum (Brent) and Robert Parker (Stacey); his grandchildren Samantha Parker, James Parker, and Dylan Branum; and step grandchildren Todd Branum, Derrick Branum, and Leah Branum; his brother David Parker (Lucy). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the El Maida Transportation Fund or . A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332

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Hillcrest Funeral Home
1060 North Carolina Drive El Paso, TX 79915
(915) 598-3332

Published in El Paso Times from July 13 to July 20, 2013