Roy Acton Parker

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nov 25, 1933 – Jan 1, 2021 (Age 87)


November 25, 1933
January 1, 2021
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Roy Acton Parker passed away early Friday morning, January 1, 2021, at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of 87. He was born on November 25, 1933, to Roy Ellis and Carrie Mae (Acton) Parker in Jackson, Mississippi. Being the forever student, he received his B.S. in math and chemistry...

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Dr Parker helped our airline maintain a radiation safety program. He was an enigma and the expert but also a great storyteller. On one of his visits to Columbus I asked him how he got started in his career. He gladly obliged. So instead of classtime he shared with me his story and the history of transporting class 7. I saw a different side of him. He also permitted me to record it. A couple of times we ribbed one another over LSU vs UGA college football outcomes. Great guy ...i was in the...

This is a personal msg from people wo were in very regular contact with Mr Roy Parker. We worked with him professionally. He will be missed!
Our condolences to the family.
The Belgium cargo dept - FedEx

Joann, Parrish sent me the info on Roy. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Roy was a unique man and had a great sense of humor. I remember him fondly. Praying for yours and the girls comfort. Love you. Kathy Clair

Dear, Joann/Cheryl/Charlene, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Roy. While at FedEx I worked with Roy for over 40 years. He was such a great assistance with the regulatory transportation by air and ground of radioactive material. His expertise is irreplaceable. I am glad to have spent many times with him at conferences and training seminars. I just spoke with him this last November and had a great conversation. He will be greatly missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during...

In the early 1980s, I took the Industrial Radiography course from Gamma Industries in Baton Rouge. Mr. Parker was our speaker on transportation. He talked about big companies trying to ship a package and were told: "You can't ship that!" So they tried it a different way and: "You can't ship that!" And after three more times, they called Roy Parker. He was the "Perry Mason" of shipping.

I only knew Roy about 30 years. As General Counsel to the Radiopharmaceutical Shippers & Carriers, I relied upon Roy's exquisite knowledge of regulations and the reality of radiation. We will miss him deeply.

Dr Parker was the greatest help to me. He worked for years with FedEx Express assisting in all radioactive issues involving our packages. I was on the phone with him almost daily needing his help. He saved my constantly. I knew nothing about radiation and was here I Memphis. I talked with him for close to 40 years. I am grateful for his kind assistance. I salute him. He was the best. The very best at his profession and I am ever in his debt. He was such a great man. I miss him. He was my...