Services for Mr. Robert Vance Parker, age 73, of Newton, MS will be held at 11:30am on Friday 6/05/2009 at the First Baptist Church in Newton, MS with Dr. Jerry Mixon, Dr. Frank Harmon, Rev. Mike Everett and Rev. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton is in charge of arrangements. 601-683-2152.
Mr. Parker was a lifelong resident of Newton, serving three years in the National Guard and working for over twenty-five years at the Ford Ice Cream Plant. He retired as a supervisor from the Dairy Fresh Ice Cream Company and after retirement he enjoyed serving meals to the elderly at the Decatur Nutrition Site.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 52 years, Patsy Parker; one son Jeff Parker of Newton; one daughter Lisa Howard Smith (Randy Smith) of Carthage, MS; one sister Peggy Emmons of Georgetown ,IN; 2 grandchildren, Justin and Hillary Howard and a number of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents: A.Q. and Della Skinner Parker and one brother Gene Parker.
Pallbearers are Larry Whitehead, John Todd, Larry Chaney, Gus Vallas, Randy Smith, Billy McClendon, Brian Chaney, Dicky Blackburn. Honorary Pallbearers are the Yokefellows Sunday School Class, and Donald Wilhelm.
Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Thursday 6/04/2009 at the James F. Webb Funeral Home in Newton, MS.