Donald W. Parker
Donald W. Parker, 62, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Poteau. He was born May 11, 1950, in Oklahoma City to Bennie Franklin and Wilma Lafaye (Blaylock) Parker. He was a graduate of Poteau High School, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam, a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and retired from the production department at Bremner.He is preceded in death by his father, Bennie F. Parker, and his only son, Bryan Lee Parker.Don is survived by his mother, Wilma Parker of Poteau; twin sister and husband Ann and Billy Phillips of Owasso; brother and wife Bruce and Brenda Parker of Poteau; nephew and wife Brooks and Dana Parker; great-nieces, Skye and Sophie Parker; lifelong best friend, Taylor Newby; companion, Freckles his dog; as well as a host of other family members, friends and loved ones.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau, with Pastor Keith Williams officiating. Burial of ashes will be private at Oakland Cemetery.Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.