YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Services will be Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Community Church of God for Mr. Adam Parker Jr., 76, who entered eternal rest on Friday, May 10, 2013, at his home with his family surrounding him.
Adam Parker Jr., also known as Hiawatha, was born on May 12, 1936, in Autaugaville, Alabama, the son of Adam and Eva Moten-Parker.
He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School.
In 1954, Adam married Frances Davis in Youngstown, Ohio and they shared 59 wonderful years of matrimony.
After graduating from high school, Adam was employed at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Campbell Works.
He then enlisted in the Army, where he was a drill sergeant in the 11th Airborne Battalion and served as a paratrooper. He also served during the Korean conflict.
After returning form the service, he resumed his employment at Sheet and Tube.
He then began working at GATX as a welder-fitter.
During this period, Adam also owned his own hauling business. Adam later went on to work as a truck driver for Boardman Supply, until his retirement in 1998.
Adam was a faithful member of the Community Church of God, formerly known as the Himrod Church of God. He served as chairman of the Trustee Board, church treasurer, Deaconate Board member, choir member, Altar worker, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and part of the bus ministry.
Adam leaves to forever cherish his memory, his wife, Frances Parker; three sons, Gregory (Connie) of Polson, Montana, Dwight Senior (Beverly) of Liberty, Ohio, and Darren (Mary) of Denton, Texas; two daughters, Lisa of Boardman, Ohio and Adrienne (Gary) of Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He also leaves his brother-in-law, Michael Randle of Youngstown, Ohio and uncle, K.C. Moten (Trula) of Detroit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Eva Parker and three sisters, British Lee Parker. Moselle Higgins and Ora Hughes.
Friends may call Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, Youngstown, Ohiohttp://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2013/may/14/adam-parker-j...