Winford Carnell Parker, Sr.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Winford Carnell Parker, Sr., 85, of Leachville, passed from this life, Friday, June 7, 2013, at his home. Born at Octa, Mo., he was the son of the late William and Ruth Elizabeth Pyle Parker and was raised in the Arbyrd area. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had lived in Leachville since 1957. Mr. Parker was a retired farmer, had worked as a self-employed carpenter, and was a member of the Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Paragould.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie Woods Parker of the home; one son, Carnell "Bud" Parker, and his wife, Lisa of Leachville; one daughter, Robbie Askue of Leachville; one stepson, Glen King of Leachville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lulu Cemetery near Senath, Mo., with Rev. Eddie Hawkins officiating. Burial with military honors will be under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.

The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home in Leachville.

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