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Homer Junior Parker

Homer Junior Parker, longtime Okmulgee resident and business owner, died Friday morning, May 11, 2007 at his home. He was 80 years of age. He was born June 25, 1926 in Okmulgee to Homer Earl and Essie Selena (Oliphant) Parker. On April 5, 1943 he married Christine R. Bell. After serving his country in the United States Army, Homer and his family moved to California in 1953 where he worked as a welder for Shell Chemical. They returned to Okmulgee in 1968 and he founded C&H Welding. Homer loved fishing and spending time outdoors where he loved to garden and share with others as well as work on his lawn and grow flowers. He was also a diehard OU Fan, but most of all, loved being with his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the VFW and designed and built the first big pecan pie pan for the Pecan Festival.

Homer was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Billy Gene Parker, nephew, Steve Fuller and an infant daughter, Sandra Gail.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Christine Parker of the home, three daughters, Carolyn Fallan and husband John of Los Alamitos, California, Judy Guffey and husband Rick of Okmulgee, and Jeannie Campbell and husband Joe Chapman of Houston, Texas, brothers and sisters, Tolen Parker, Thurman Parker, Thelma Fuller, Louise Lasiter, June Tennison, Hayden Parker, Wanda Thurman and Morris Parker, grandchildren, Shawn Fallan, Kimberley Shelton and husband Ben, Christy Brasier and husband Charles, Ricki Ramsey and husband Bryan, Ryan Guffey, Katrina Blankenship and husband Larry, Barry Campbell and wife Sharla, Lindsey Aday and husband Aaron, Kelly Campbell, Adam Campbell and wife Renee, nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 14, 2007 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jack Vance officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson Salt Creek Cemetery. Casket bearers will be grandsons and grandson-in-laws. Friends may visit the funeral home on Sunday from 2-8 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Online condolences may be sent at