Robert J. Parker, Sr., March 19, 1927~September 22, 2014

Parker, Robert for PaperRobert J. Parker, Sr., 87, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 22, 2014.  Bob was born in Elkins, AR. on March 19, 1927.  He is survived by his son, Robert J. Parker, Jr. and wife, Julie; and grandsons, Jake and Will Parker of Hastings, NE.; his son, Tom Pearce and his companion, Evelyn McFadden of Fayetteville, AR.; his granddaughter, Renee King and husband, Bobby;  and great-grandchildren, Zach and Tyler King of Elkins, AR.; his granddaughter, Andrea Woody and husband, Allen; and great-grandchildren, Robbie and Joey Woody of Elkins, AR.  Bob is also survived by his friend and companion, Barb Huskey of Blue Eye.

Bob served his country in the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged in 1946.  He also served as Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason and as a Shriner.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Nora Parker;  brother, Allen Parker; and sisters, Mae Morrow and Vida Drake.

He will always be remembered by his generosity and kind heart.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Mt. Salem Cemetery in Elkins under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

“No flowers please”, memorials may be made to the YMCA Pool Campaign, Attn:  Gwen, 1430 W. 16th Street, Hastings, NE 68901.


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    Gail Hustead » 23. Sep, 2014

    The entire staff of Hospice Compassus extends its deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Bob. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Richard and Jean Ulmer » 24. Sep, 2014

    Our condolences to Barb and the family of Bob Parker. I worked with Bob at local 271 in Omaha for many years. Jean and I have been friends with Bob for 30 years. Bob was a leader and because of his efforts the members of local 271 had a high standard of living. He worked tirelessly to improve working conditions and wages for his members and would reach into his own pocket for those in need. RIP Bob

    Mike & Rosi Dowd » 24. Sep, 2014

    My thoughts regarding Bob Parker are that of the upmost appreciation and respect. Bob was a man of the highest character and a true leader of men in a time of difficulty within the Labor movement. He was a person whose hand shake was as good as a contract written in gold. He never forgot his friends and played a hugh role in my life. In all honesty he is the person who laid the foundation for my Father’s law firm and my continued representation of labor .

    I know your smiling down at us Bob with that “Woo Hoo” cluckle. Thank you Bob for your involvement in my life I am so much the better for it.

    Mike Nevrivy » 24. Sep, 2014

    My most sincere sympathy to the entire family of Bob. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him, but am a neighbor and freind of his son Bob, his wife Julie and their sons Jake and Will. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate a beautiful life!
    With prayers for comfort and peace,
    Mike Nevrivy

    Evelyn McFadden » 25. Sep, 2014

    I am so grateful to have known Bob. When you walked in the door at his home, he always made a person feel like they was the most important person in the world. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

    Curtis and Mallory Baker » 25. Sep, 2014

    To Tom Pierce and Family,

    I was sorry to hear about the loss of Robert Parker. Please know you have my deepest sympathy.

    While I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him, I will remember you and my mom saying he was a very kind man and fun to be around!
    I hope the passage of time will help ease your sadness and leave you with happy memories. In the meantime, I’m sending prayers of comfort and support your way.

    The Baker Faily

    Melena McFadden » 25. Sep, 2014

    Keeping Tom Pearce and his family in my thoughts and prayers. My love, support, and prayers are with you through this tough time.

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    Keeping Tom Pearce and his family in my thoughts and prayers. My love, support, and prayers are with you through this tough time.

    Carolyn Payne » 25. Sep, 2014

    My sincerest condolences to Tom Pearce and family! Praying for you and your family. I wished I could be there!

    Tom and Connie Dorre » 25. Sep, 2014

    Our deepest sympathy to Mr. Parker’s family.

    Dean and Brenda Moors » 25. Sep, 2014

    Bob, Julie, and family,
    Brenda and I want to offer our deepest sympathies on the passing of Bob, Sr. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. I know Bob Sr. was loved by all and was close to the family. It was great to meet him a year ago when he came up the weekend of the Parker Invitational. Great man, enjoyed life. Fun to talk to and get to know. Sincerely, Dean and Brenda

    Helen Torres » 25. Sep, 2014

    Barb, Tom, Bobbie and family

    I would like to thank you for allowing me to care for such a wonderful man. I feel privileged to have know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult this time.

    HelenTorres » 26. Sep, 2014

    Barb, Tom, Bobbie and family

    I would like to thank you for allowing me to care for such a wonderful man. I feel privileged to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Billy, Ann Kimbrough & family » 26. Sep, 2014

    We all agree we have never met a man like, Bob Parker. A very kind and generous man. Such a pleasure to be around. We had very many enjoyable hours with Bob at the Canton Trade day here in Canton, Texas. Bob was not a quitter. One month prior to his death he was talking to me about renting him a lot to sell his stuff. We will all miss him more that can be said on paper, but our memories will last forever.