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,
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
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
Friends may call at Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, from 3 to 7 p.m. today.