Bobby Parker, 72, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away on May 4, 2021, in the comfort of his home. He graduated from Southside High School and was the President and Owner of Parker Solvents Company. Bobby loved fishing, hunting, racquetball and golf, which he played until he could no longer walk. In his younger year's he enjoyed racing at the old Razorback Dragstrip. Bobby loved spending his weekends at Lake Tenkiller and made many good friends and great memories. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Fort Smith Bass Club and Ducks Unlimited. Bobby served on the Fort Smith Planning Commission and was a longtime supporter of the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Clubs. He was a speed skating coach at Crystal Palace for several years. Bobby was of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Carroll Parker, Sr., mother, Marion Parker and brother, Gary Parker all of Fort Smith.
Bobby is survived by his loving wife, LeeAnne Parker; two daughters, Holly Dempsey and husband Eric, Christina Cline and husband Shane; one son, Matthew Parker; four grandchildren, Blakeley, Madison, Mairady and Parker Dempsey; five great grandchildren.
Thank you to Madison and Blakeley Dempsey, Jackie Hunsucker and Heart of Hospice for providing him with such tremendous love and care.
Viewing and visitation will be held from 5 PM till 7 PM, Friday, May 7, 2021 at Edwards Funeral Home. A private Celebration of Life will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park. To place online condolences, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flower's donations may be made to the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club or Kitties and Canines.
Published by Times Record from May 5 to May 6, 2021.