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I am a Veteran.Bobby Edward Parker
December 30, 1946 - January 30, 2019

Bobby Edward Parker, age 72 of Rowell, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his home in Rowell. He was born December 30, 1946 in Bradley County, AR to the late Clarence Parker, Sr. and Gertrude Alberta Parker. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Parker, Jr.; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Parker; two sons, Bobby Edward Parker, Jr. and Billy Wayne Parker; one grandson, Brandon Wayne Parker.

He was a 1964 graduate of Woodlawn High School, a United States National Guard Veteran and worked for Union Pacific Railroad for thirty-five years before retiring. Bobby 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 Lake Shore R.V. Park in Lake Village. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Rowell.

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, MO. He also grew up with special cousins, John Parker, Sr., Linda Thurman, Theresa Snuffer and Mary Kathryn Parker.

Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Center Missionary Baptist Church on Hwy 63 in Rowell. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rowell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel in Monticello. Memorials may be given to Ladies Auxiliary, 60 Cole Rd, Rison, AR 71665 or Rowell Cemetery, c/o Mike Glover, 12740 Hwy 63, Rison, AR 71665. Online guestbook at

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