William Davis ParkerAugust 23, 1925 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 92)
William “Red” Davis Parker, 92, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born on August 23, 1925 in Gorman, Texas to Nell and Burford Parker. Upon graduating from high school, Red enlisted in the military, proudly serving his county in the United States Army.
Red and his wife Genelle recently relocated to the Dayton area from Hondo, Texas. They previously resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before moving to Hondo. Red worked as a foreman for many years in the oil industry before retiring in 1986.
Red was an intelligent and ornery man who loved to dance and enjoyed the great outdoors. He liked the simple tasks such as mowing the grass. Red will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Red was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 38 years Minnie Genelle Elder Parker; his daughter Delores Little and husband Richard; his son Jimmy Parker; his stepson Sam Higgins and wife Sondra; his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family starting at 2pm on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A graveside service and committal will be held at 3pm in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.