Services for Joseph Robert Parker, 67, of Nampa Route
1, who died Tuesday, Dec. 27, at a Nampa hospital, will be
conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Nampa, with the Rev. Lyle Higgins of the Nazarene Church
Chapel rites will be
conducted by Nampa BPOE 1389. Private entombment will
follow in the Building of Reverence at Hillcrest Memorials
He was born Jan. 20, 1916,
in Portland, Ore. He was reared and educated in
Portland and graduated from high school there. In 1934
he started in retail advertising with the Meier and Frank
Department Store in Portland. In 1939 he went to work
for the Sears store in Portland as advertising manager.
He moved to Boise in 1940 and, went to work for the C.C.
An-derson Company, now known as the Bon Marche, as the sales
promotion manager. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944 and
became a member of Gen. MacArthur's headquarters public
relations section in the South Pacific theater of war.
Following his discharge from the Army he returned to the
C.C. Anderson Company as sales promotion manager.
He joined the News-Tribune of Nampa and Caldwell in
1954 as advertising director. He married Bertha
Biggerstaff on July 23, 1955, in Caldwell. In 1959 he
left to join the Santa Maria, Calif., Times as
classified advertising manager. In 1960 he rejoined
the Idaho Free Press and in 1964 was appointed
advertising director. He retired in 1980 and they had
resided in Nampa since.
He was a
member and past president of the Nampa Lions Club, the
Caldwell Rotary Club and the Caldwell Snake River United
Funds, Inc. He had also been a member of the Nampa and
the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and was currently a member
of the Nampa BPOE 1389.
He is survived
by his wife of Nampa; two daughters, Mrs. John (Sandy Wood,
Nampa, and Mrs. Dennis (Faye) Washburn, Caldwell; two
grandsons, Troy and Jake Wood, Nampa; one granddaughter,
Kimberly Brown, Caldwell; and one nephew, Robert Ashley,
He was preceded in
death by his parents and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, 3295 Elder St., Suite 140, Boise, Idaho, 83705;
the American Diabetes Association, 166 South Cole Road,
Boise, Idaho, 83709; or flowers may be sent.