A celebration of Michael Lee Parker’s life, age 63, of Jasper, will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Tanglewood Baptist Church with burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.
Michael Lee Parker was born July 14, 1955 and passed away May 26, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Melody; son Jason Parker and fiancé Sharika Martin of Beaumont, Texas; daughter Julie Collins and husband Billy of Longview, Texas; son SSG Jeff Parker of Fort Rucker, Alabama; and grandchildren Makynzie, Kamdyn, Rylie, Aden, Nathan, and Brooklynn; his brothers Robert Parker (Ruth) of Brenham, Texas, and Louis Parker (Patti) of Houston, Texas; his in-laws Keith (Marcia) Cook of Marshall, Texas, Kevin (Monica) Cook of Fort Worth, Texas, Kim (Janey) Cook of Centreville, Virginia and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lina Parker; a son, Joel Parker; and his in-laws, Paul and Jo Evelyn Cook.
Mike was a dedicated father and highly involved in his children’s extracurricular pursuits throughout their lives. From being Co-President with his wife, Melody, for the Pineywoods Youth Soccer League for many years to avid JHS Band Booster members, his children always knew they had support. Mike’s love of his children was only exemplified as he became a proud grandfather.
Mike was owner/operator of Stamps Commercial Press in Jasper for over 30 years. Mike was a committed member of Tanglewood Baptist Church of Jasper for over 30 years where he served as a deacon and he enjoyed playing the bass guitar until his health no longer allowed. Mike was a true servant of the community of Jasper through his membership in the Lions Club where he served on the Board of Directors, fulfilled the role of Chaplain, and met the printing needs for the club – including the Jasper Rodeo programs.
Mike was a light to each person he interacted with. He did not meet a stranger, treated others with kindness, and was always prepared with comedic relief for life. Mike will be missed by family and friends in more ways than mere words can express; however his light will continue to spread through each one.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.