Class  of  1967
Bradley  Ray  Parker

Obituary

 

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Longtime rural mail carrier and former Paris policeman Bradley Ray Parker, 60, of Mansfield died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his residence.

His wife, Donna Hancock Parker, survives. They were married on June 14, 1969.

A graveside service is planned at 9 a.m. Sunday at Van Dyke Church of Christ Cemetery. Donna Parker’s uncle, James Beard of Benton, Ky., will officiate.

Members of the Paris Police Department and Henry County Sheriff’s Department will serve as pallbearers.

Employees of the Paris post office and former Henry County law enforcement employees will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Born in Henry County on Nov. 8, 1949, he was a son of the late Robert C. and Elaine Benson Parker.

Parker was a 1967 graduate of Grove High School. He attended Freed-Hardeman College and Memphis State University. He was employed as a rural mail carrier with the Paris post office for 20 years. He formerly worked for two years as a security officer at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.

As a former worker with the Paris Police Department, he was a patrolman and investigator for 10 years. His wife said he was an avid outdoorsman.

He also leaves two sisters: Brenda Lantrip of Mansfield and Carolyn Sego of Henry; two brothers: Robert Earl “Bobby” (Millie) Parker and Charles Parker, both of Mansfield; his mother-in-law: Mae Hancock of Freeland, Mich.;

Four sisters-in-law: D. J. (Travis) Birdwell and Peggy (Tom) Holland, both of Houston, Jan (Dave) Short and Phyllis (Jim) Osborne, both of Midland, Mich.; one brother-in law: Lyle Hancock and Midland, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and great-nephews.

His father-in-law, Clyde Hancock, also preceded him in death.

 

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Reprinted from  THE  PARIS  POST-INTELLIGENCER
Paris, Tennessee
July 23 , 2010  Edition ~ Used by Permission

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