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Jessie Vernon Parker

Jessie Vernon Parker, longtime Okmulgee resident, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2003 in Okmulgee at the age of 77. He was born August 28, 1925 in Okmulgee to Albert and Merlie Parker. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He married Lois Fay McDonald in December 1947 at Muskogee. Mr. Parker was a Civil Engineer and was of the Baptist Faith. Her had lived in Wichita for many years prior to returning to Okmulgee. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother, Ambrose Parker.

Survivors include his two sons, Vernon Parker of Arnold, Missouri and Calvin Parker and wife Georgia of Wichita, Kansas, ten grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 16, 2003 at the Hichita-Lackey Cemetery with Reverend Lawrence Matlock of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1189 of Okmulgee and VFW Post 539 of Henryetta. Friends may visit the funeral home from 10-8 P.M. on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.