Dateline: June 5, 2008

William Claude Parker, 83, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Gunnison, Colo.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2008, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Lance Wood, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Clarendon, officiating. Burial will follow at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services are under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Parker was born September 17, 1924, in Wellington to William Preston and Alice Cleveland Parker. He married Iva Ruth “Skeet” Gibbs on April 16, 1943. He was a US Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II. He had worked as a Sales Representative for Nabisco prior to his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife on December 6, 2007.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Duncan and husband Ken of Lewisville; two sons, Marvin Parker and wife Neva of Gunnison, Colo., Richard “Dick” Parker and wife Edith of Moore, Okla.; three grandchildren, Kim, Richard Wayne, and Damon; and three great grandchildren, Charlton, Avery, and Braydon.

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