Information for Henry Alexander Parker
25 February, 1916 - 4 January, 1994
The Idaho Press-Tribune
5 January, 1994

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Henry Parker
    Henry A. Parker, 77, of Cald-well, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1994, at the Caldwell hospital of natural causes.  Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 1994, at Centennial Baptist Church, Ustick Road and Lake Avenue, Caldwell.  Pastor Jack Cooke will officiate.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Parker was born Feb. 25, 1916, at Shamrock, Oklahoma, the son of Henry A. and Vida Parker.  He was raised and educated at Drumright, Oklahoma, and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He served with the Air Corps and later the Air Force in World War II and the Korean War, retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He married Fujiko ikada May 31, 1951, in Tokyo, Japan.
    After his retirement from the service, Mr. Parker worked as a groundskeeper for the V.A. hos-pital in Tacoma, Washington.  June 26, 1973, he came to Idaho where he worked for Mercy Medical Center and Idaho AmbuCare.  He always enjoyed being able to step in and do a job when needed.
    Mr. Parker loved fishing.  He and his wife, Fujiko enjoyed many fishing trips to Weiser and always gave the fish caught to his family and friends.  He also enjoyed hunting and just being outdoors.  He was a member of the Caldwell Bible Baptist Church, which later became Centennial Baptist Church, for 17 years.
    Surviving are his wife, Fujiko of Caldwell; his children and their spouses, JoAnn and Jack C. Kerney of Caldwell, Bobby Lee and Meiko Parker of Okinawa, Japan, and Betty J. and Bobby J. Rowell of Notus; his brother, Jim Parker of Drumright, Oklahoma; two sisters, Thelma Baxter of Las Vegas, Nevada, and LaFern Vestel of Chandler, Texas; twelve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl M. Parker.
    Mr. Parker's family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to MSTI West, 308 E. Hawaii, Nampa, ID 83686.
    Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, from 3 to 7 p.m. today.



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