John Mack Parker
John Mack Parker, a resident of McCoy, Texas, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in his residence in McCoy at the age of 86 years, 10 months, and 5 days. John was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Laurel, Miss., the son of John Mack and Viola Erkhart Parker.
John grew up in Mississippi, but spent most of his life living in various parts of Texas, while serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Force. John married Eulalia Talley in April 1978, who preceded him in death. John loved music his whole life, and often entertained his family with his guitar playing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Eulalia Talley Parker; three children; one stepson; one brother; and one sister.
John is survived by his children, Donna Jean Raines of Butler, Pa., Alice Louise Buford and husband Mike of Gulfport, Miss., Jana Wagner and husband Doug of Kerrville, Evelyn Hill and husband Ronnie of McCoy, Susan Messick of New Braunfels, and Jerry Jones and fiancée Deborah of Rocksprings; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sisters, Rosemary Bohn and husband Bill of Gulfport, Miss., and Ida Schuch of Kenosha, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 27, at noon in the Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel in Poth.
A funeral service with military honors was held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, officiated by Pastor Kelly Tankersley.