Obituary of Jessie Parker
Jessie Doyle Parker, age 86, of Nixa, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, May 28, 2018 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
Doyle was born May 5, 1932, the second oldest of eight children to John Franklin Parker and Betha (Williams) Parker in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. As a young child, Doyle moved frequently with his family from Texas to Oklahoma and to Arkansas.
Doyle enlisted with the United States Marine Corps March 6, 1951, where he proudly served over 8 years with the Military Police and as a Mess Sergeant. While serving in the military, he met another serviceman who asked Doyle to correspond with his sister by letter. Doyle began writing letters to Evelyn Brown and six months later they met for the first time in person, and were married the next day, September 4, 1953 in Wise, Virginia. They were happily married for 62 years.
Doyle worked throughout the years in car sales. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and loved studying God’s Word. He was an avid reader, and especially enjoyed Louis L’Amar Western Novels of which he had an impressive collection. Doyle took pleasure in talking to people and always had a quick joke or two ready to tell. He loved spending time with his family and spent countless hours playing Dominoes with family and friends.
Doyle was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Ozark, Missouri.
Doyle is survived by his son Alan Parker and wife, Debbie, of Camdenton, Missouri; his daughter Sharon Holden of Nixa, Missouri; 6 grandchildren, Brittany Dabbs (Dillon), Erica Holden (Todd Race), Lindsay Parker, Jarrett Parker (Ashley), Kayla Holden and Callie Holden; 4 great-grandchildren, Donovan Parker, Jaymis Parker, Evelyn Race and Grayson Race; his brother Harold Parker and wife, Merna, of Bakersfield, California; his sisters Katie Barnett of Hanford, California, and Paula Petrosko and husband, Joe, of Lubbock, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Evelyn; his parents John and Betha Parker; his brothers, Euel Baggs, and infant brother, Haskell; his sisters, Loretta Mullins and Helen Jewett; and his infant great-grandson, Trey.
Services will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:30 am at Church of Christ, 1300 S. Third St. Ozark, Missouri. The family will welcome friends for visitation from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church.
Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.
Memorial donations are suggested to DAV (Disabled American Veterans), DAV.org