Bobby Edward Parker, 72, of Rowell, passed away on January 30, 2019 at his home.
He was born on December 30, 1946 in Bradley County, to the late Clarence Parker, Sr. and Gertrude Alberta Parker.
Mr. Parker was a 1964 graduate of Woodlawn High School, a United States National Guard Veteran and worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 35 years before retiring.
He was also a poultry and cattle farmer and enjoyed raising a garden and sharing vegetables with all. He owned Parker Hunting club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping at the Lake Shore R.V. Park in Lake Village. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Rowell.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Parker was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Parker, Jr.; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Parker; two sons, Bobby Edward Parker, Jr. and Billy Wayne Parker; and a grandson, Brandon Wayne Parker.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sandra Calhoun Parker of Rowell; a daughter, Paige Parker of Rowell; granddaughters whom he raised, Lexy Mays of Monticello and Alyssa Parker of Rowell; three brothers, David Parker, James Parker and Danny Parker all of Monticello; three sisters, Glenda Strickland of Monticello, Sharon Parker and Linda Toth both of Springfield, Missouri. He also grew up with special cousins, John Parker, Sr., Linda Thurman, Theresa Snuffer and Mary Kathryn Parker.
Visitation will be Friday, February 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2, at 3 p.m. at Center Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 63 in Rowell. Burial with military honors will follow at Rowell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary, 60 Cole Rd, Rison, AR 71665 or Rowell Cemetery, c/o Mike Glover, 12740 Hwy 63, Rison, AR 71665.