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William Theodore Parker

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William Theodore Parker Obituary
PARKER, William Theodore William "Bill" Theodore Parker, Jr. aka "Butch" of Leander, Texas passed peacefully surrounded by his family after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was 67 years of age. Bill was born on December 15, 1950 at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California to the late William Theodore Parker, Sr. and Mary Francis (White) Parker. Bill was an adventurous one of a kind individual. His smile, personality and sharp wit could be matched by no other and he was known for having a wicked sense of humor. He enjoyed over 36 years at H-E-B Grocery with countless friends and co-workers. Bill's family wishes people to know he had many passions including but not limited to, swimming, spending time at the beach, scuba diving, cooking, grilling, riding his motorcycles, fishing, disk golf, cheering on his favorite football team the Texans, watching is favorite Nascar driver Tony Stewart, his many infamous games of solitaire and of course his faith and love of his family. He adored his fur babies Roxy and Bella. He will certainly never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him. Bill married the former Jennifer Reese on July 25, 1996 by the Justice of the Peace in Cedar Park, Texas. He later became a Catholic and they were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manor, Texas. Bill and Jennifer enjoyed 22 amazing years together full of love and laughter. In addition to his wife Bill is survived by, children, Kevin Murphy, Donna Blake (Kevin), Juleli "Joie" Cawkwell (Mark) and William Tony Parker (Sharon); Siblings, Fiona Stewart, Sandra Kurz (Ken), and James Parker (Cindy); Mother-in-law, Gloria Hernandez-Reese; Brothers-in-law, Ronny Reese (Ophelia), Daniel Hernandez (Holly), and James Reese (Yvette); and Sister-in-law, Diana Johnson; Grandchildren, Justin Ramirez, Drake Parker, Nickole Cawkwell, Julie Archuleta, Tiana Blake, Mattison Parker, Mykenzie Parker, and Kaiah Murphy; Nephews, Jeffery Kurz, Douglas Kurz, Raymond Stewart, Andrew Reese III, Aaron Reese, and Ishmael Johnson; Nieces, Taylor Parker, Michelle Ryan, Monique Simien, Ashley Reese, and Paige Hernandez and 5 beautiful Great Grandchildren, Jaylene, Natasha, Aliyah, Mariah, and Kaiden Ramirez. Bill is preceded in death by parents, William Theodore Parker Sr. and Mary Francis (White) Parker; Father-in-law Andrew R Reese; Brother-in-law Marvin Reese and Granddaughter, Natasha Archuleta. The family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to the Halcyon Home Hospice Care Team but especially to Anita and Debbie for their wonderfully warm compassionate care even after Bill's passing. Thank you so much ladies, you were both awesome!! A Visitation for family and friends will be conducted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Cook Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Rosary service will follow at 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Father Greg McLaughlin will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1300 Old Highway 20, Manor, Texas beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Cook Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the in his honor. Please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com where you may leave condolences and share memories with Bill's family.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 9, 2018
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