James A. Parker, 90, of Kingwood, formerly of Livingston and Colmesneil, passed away, Friday, January 7, 2022, in Kingwood, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 17, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Livingston. The family will receive friends for a time of fellowship in the Fellowship Hall before services from 12:30 p.m. until service time. Officiating will be Brother Brett Lester. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Parker, David Parker, James Parker, Robert Parker, Bryan Parker, Austin Parker and Steve Mercer. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Livingston.
Jim was born December 16, 1931, to Ernest & Ella Mae Albert Parker in Newellton, Louisiana. He was retired from Chevron in the Field Purchasing & Systems Department and was a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston.
Jim was a master of multitasking. Somehow he managed to lead and raise the family all while working full time and being involved almost daily with church activities and going to Lamar University at night in order to get his BBA. Later he was always available to enrich the lives of his grandchildren and delighted in doing so.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest & Ella Mae Parker; and wife of 66 years, Helen Parker; and brother, Billy Parker.
He is survived by his sons, Mark Parker & wife, Kim of Kingwood and David Parker & wife, Debbie of Houston; brother, Bobby Parker and wife Beverly of Groves, Texas; sisters, Peggy Jean Bolton and husband, Sonny of Tallulah, Louisiana and Betty Sue May and husband, Robert Joe, of St. Joseph, Louisiana; grandchildren, Bryan Parker & wife Jordan, Austin Parker & wife, Irene, James Parker & wife, Nicole, Robert Parker & wife, Christine, Cristie Mercer & husband, Steve, Ashleigh Smith, Jessica Melton & husband, Brandon; great grandchildren, Mae Parker, Warren Parker, Laura Parker, McKenzie Parker, Wyatt Parker, Tyler Mercer, Tanner Melton, Jack Mercer, Audrey Parker, Austin Mercer and Nora
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Texas, 7000 No, MoPac Expressway #200, Austin, TX 78731.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville, Texas.