Robert Donovan Parker

Born: Mon., Jun. 13, 1938
Died: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Robert Donovan Parker, age 80 of Marion, IL died Wednesday December 26, 2018 at 4:40 PM at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL following several months of failing health.

Born June 13, 1938 in Honey Creek Township, Crawford County, IL he was the son of Henry D. and V. Maxine (Weger) Parker.  On January 12, 1962 he married Sharon K. Gilbert and she survives.  

Robert worked for GTE for a total of 34 years and was a facility Technician, Storekeeper and Service Technician before retiring January 29, 1999.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959, was a member of the Eagles Club Aerie #2549, Olney, IL; BPO Elks # 926, Olney, IL; American Legion Post #30, Olney, IL and member of I.B.E.W., Local #702 from 1965 thru 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sharon K. Parker, Marion, IL; sons and daughter-in-law, Bradley N. and Carrie Parker, Mt. Carmel, IL, Robert J. Parker, Beloit, WI; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane K. and Sam Butler, Olney, IL, Carol J. and Brett Runyon, Johnston City, IL; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Jan Parker, Robinson, IL; eight grandchildren, Aston Parker, Cypress, IL, Gunnar Butler, Olney, IL, Jada Runyon, Johnston City, IL, Reagan Parker, Mt. Carmel, IL, Anastasia Parker, Mt. Carmel, IL, Bobby Parker, San Diego, CA, Mason Parker, Newton, IL, Nikki and Dakota Parker, Beloit, WI and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother Jack LaFoon and a granddaughter, Carly Parker.

The funeral service will be Sunday December 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Pastor Jerry McDaniel officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, IL.  Military graveside rites will be performed by the combined units of E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, VFW Post #4549 and AMVETS Post #33.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

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   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I know it’s hard to go through this pain, but I hope you may find comfort in knowing that God cares about how you feel and that He promises that “there is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) (1 Peter 5:7) Won’t that be wonderful to see our loved ones again! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

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