PARKER, RICHARD, E.
Richard E. Parker, passed away on July 2, 2016 at Shands of Gainesville, Florida with his wife and daughter Dee Dee at his side. A Gainesville native and graduate of Florida A & M College (University). Mr. Parker was well known for his musical talent. He directed bands at both A.L. Mebane and Eastside High School. He directed choirs at several local Churches and entertained thousands throughout the state.
Mr. Parker is survived by: his wife Mildred M. Parker, Gainesville, FL, two daughters Glenda R.P. Davis (Lester D.) Alachua, FL. Dee Dee Tellis, Jacksonville, FL, one brother, Leaman C. Parker, Jr. Gainesville, FL, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one nephew.
Funeral Services for Mr. Parker will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 8, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Rev. DR. Geraldine W. McClellan, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Meadows East Memorial Park, with Military Honors. In lieu of Flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to a state or National Parkinson's Foundation or a charity of your choice
. Visitation Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 12:00 Noon until 7:00 PM at Chestnut Memorial Chapel, and on Friday at Mt. Pleasant Church one hour before the service.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Chestnut Funeral Home 18 N.W. 8th Ave Gainesville, FL. The cortege will form at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Parker 2306 N.E. 8th Ave Gainesville, FL at 10:15 AM.
'A CHESTNUT SERVICE'
Published by Gainesville Sun from Jul. 7 to Jul. 9, 2016.