Services for Vernon E. Parker. 71, of Adrian, who died
Sunday, May 10, in a Nyssa hospital, will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the Roswell Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. John Pickrell will officiate, under the direction
of Nyssa's Lienkaemper Chapel. Burial will follow in
the Roswell Cemetery.
Mr. Parker was
born Aug. 8, 1915, at Big Bend, Ore., to Ernest and Myrtle
Watson Parker. He attended grade school at Wade
School, and graduated from Nyssa High School in 1934.
He married Georgia Toomb July 19, 1935, at Caldwell, and
they settled in Adrian. He served for six months in
the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his
discharge, he returned to Adrian where he managed the Van
Patten Lumber Co. until 1966. At that time, he bought
the lumber company and named it Parker Lumber and Hardware.
He sold out in January 1979, at which time he retired.
He had since resided in Adrian.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Adrian, the
Adrian Lions Club, and served on the Adrian City Council for
He is survived by his wife
of Adrian; two sons, Robert Parker of LaGrande, Ore., and
Paul Parker of Ontario, Ore.; three daughters, Janet
Eason of Homedale, Marilyn Ramsdell of Battle Mountain,
Nev., and Pamela Payne of Nampa; a sister, Pamela Payne of
a sister, Iola Mendenhall of Caldwell; 17
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces
He was preceded in death
by four brothers.
Memorials may be
made to the Adrian United Presbyterian Church.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nyssa's