July 29, 1936 - July 25, 2021
Kenneth Jerald (Jerry) Parker, age 85, of Magnolia, AR, passed away Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at his home in Columbia County. Jerry was born July 29th, 1936 in Buckner, AR, to the late Paul and Ollie Parker. He was a graduate of Stamps High School, a retired ironworker for California Field Iron Workers and Hawaii Iron Workers, a Las Vegas taxi driver, a professional gambler (in his own mind), a collector of all things, with a generous heart, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to so many. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Peggy Darlene Parker, and brothers and sisters: Paul Parker, Jack Parker, James Kelly Parker, Mildred Dickson, Helen Pittman, Margret Cooper, Mary Duren, Dorothy Erickson. He is survived by his two children Devona Powell and husband Greg of Magnolia, AR and son Kenneth Parker of Bullhead, AZ, and sister Patsy Butcher of Milton, FL. Known as “Papaw” to his six grandchildren Travis Smith and wife Dina of Richmond, TX, Seletia Powell and husband David of Magnolia, AR, Tyler Smith and wife Amber of Hennepin, IL, Shelby Parker of Columbia, MO and Savannah Parker of Blue Springs, MO. He had ten great-grandchildren Isaac Huntington, Jace Ruiz, Ellyson Caver, Ethan Smith, Bryson Smith, Monollie Powell, Ryker Smith, Harvey Powell, Maeley Smith, and Elizabeth Smith, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. The family would like to express our thanks to his seven wonderful caregivers Lacey Ogle, Kelli Clark, Addie Biddle, Dale Powell, Shirl Tompkins, Samantha Green, and Kristi Jones. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 31st at 10:30 am at Pentecostals of Magnolia Church, immediately followed by funeral services at 261 Columbia 215 Magnolia, AR on the family property of Devona and Greg Powell, where he will be laid to rest in their family cemetery alongside his late wife, Peggy Parker. Pallbearers will be Dale Powell, Travis Smith, Tyler Smith, David Powell, Justin Ogle, and Blake Maloch. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Compassion Foundation of Magnolia, AR at 1(870) 235-1415.
Kenneth Jerald (Jerry) Parker, age 85, of Magnolia, AR, passed away Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at his home in Columbia County. Jerry was born July 29th, 1936 in Buckner, AR, to the late Paul and Ollie Parker. He was a graduate of Stamps High... View Obituary & Service Information
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