Carroll Wayne Parker Sr., of Westville, passed away at 8:32 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
He was born in Casa, Ark., on Oct. 5, 1940, the son of Melvin "M.A." and Cynthia (Sullivan) Parker.
He was united in marriage to Andrea Lynn Hurst on Sept. 21, 1964, in Arkansas. She will miss him dearly.
He also is survived by his sons, Mark Parker of Missouri, Brian (Angela) Parker of Kansas and Rodney (Stephanie) White of Alabama; his daughters, Valerie (Steve) Barnes of Westville and Kristie (John Shelato) Parker-Galinis of Westville; his grandchildren, Lance Warstler, Nathan (Fini) Warstler, Nicholas (Stephanie) Warstler, Layton Warstler, Justin (Hayley) Parker, Jeremiah Galinis, Ethan Shelato, Amber (Justin) Puzey, Nikki Parker, Matthew Parker, Danny Wayne Parker, Lukus Parker, Kambridge Parker, Ashley Nicole Parker and Ryan White; his 15 great-grandchildren; his brothers-in-law, Terry (Sonia) Hurst, Tim Hurst and Gary Hurst, as well as their families; his sister-in-law, Karen Hurst; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Carrol W. Parker Jr.; his daughter, Elizabeth Parker; his father and mother-in-law, Paul and Norma Hurst; and his brother-in-law, Dennis Hurst.
Carroll worked for Thyssen-Krupp for 27 years until he retired. He also had previously worked at Firestone in Russellville, Ark. He proudly served in the National Guard for 16 years. He liked to DJ in his spare time and was a volunteer fireman. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.
A celebration of Carroll's life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, 414 S. State St., Westville. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Thursday prior to his service at the funeral home. As per his wishes, he will be cremated.
Please join his family in sharing memories, photos, and videos through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 19, 2017