He was a member of the U S Navy during World War II. He enlisted in the navy October 27.1941 to August 1953. He served in the North and South Atlantic Ocaan during World War II. He served in a support group for the North Africa and Normandy Invasion, and served in Special Services for eight months in Camp Elliot, California during the Korean War. He worked as Paint Supervisor for Jarco Painting. Inc. for over 25 years in Corpus Christi. He was a member of the River of Life Church of Three Rivers and the VFW - George West Post # 6119.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mae Parker Hutchens, Beckie Lee Parker Sasser, Bonnie Parker Whitney and Louise Parker Taylor; daughter, Sarra Jonlen Parker Browson and wife Ascension Parker.
He is survived by two sons, James Clark Parker of Sneeds, FL. and James Warren Parker of Louisville, KY.; step-sons and step-daughters, Christine DeLeon of Beeville, Pablo Cruz of Three Rivers, Lucinda Griffith of Fashing, Eliseo Cruz of Beeville, Cruz Cruz of Three Rivers; three grandsons; two granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was on Saturday, July 25 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Galloway and Sons Chapel in Three Rivers. The funeral service was held on Sunday, July 26 at 12 p.m. at the Galloway and Sons Chapel. Interment followed at the Three RIvers Cemetery in Three Rivers.
Active pallbearers were Philip Griffith, Patrick Griffith, Peter Griffith, Billy DeLeon, Brandon DeLeon, Pablo Cruz, Cruz Cruz, and Eliseo Cruz. Honorary pallbearers were Felix De Leon, Paul Griffith, William De Leon and Adam Cruz.
Arrangements By: Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Three Rivers