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Archive for Sunday, March 7, 1993

WILLIAM R. PARKER

March 7, 1993

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— Services for William Roscoe Parker, 74, Lewistown, were Thursday at the First Methodist Church of Lewistown. A private family service will be Thursday in Eudora, Kan.. The body was cremated.

Mr. Parker died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1993, at a hospital in Lewistown.

He was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Belton, Mo., the son of Walter and Vera Weatherford Parker. He lived in Eudora, Sweetwater, Tex., and Kansas City.

Mr. Parker attended Kansas University and the First National Television School in Kansas City. He served in the Army in World War II.

In 1947, he moved to Lewistown, where in 1965 he founded Parker Electronics. He owned the business until his retirement in 1974.

Earlier he worked for radio stations in Sweetwater, Fayetteville, Ark., and Lewistown. He also worked for TWA in Kansas City.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Lewistown and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He married Jeanne Stiles on Jan. 10, 1947. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Walter, East Missoula, Mont.; two daughters, Vickie Parker-Clark, Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Reva Parker, Bozeman, Mont.; two sisters, Leone O'Conner, Gardner, and Margaret Mosser, Eudora; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to the First Methodist Church of Lewistown or to the Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena, Mont.

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