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February 6, 1941 - August 17, 2015
Donnie Ray Parker of Marthaville, LA, was born on February 6, 1941, and passed away on August 17, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.
Services celebrating the life of Don were held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 11:00 AM, at Bethel Congregational Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill, LA. Officiating were Brother Brian Jennings and Brother David Hill. Visitation was held Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM. He was laid to rest in Ajax Cemetery, Ajax, LA.
He was preceded in death by father, Robert Annon Parker; mother, Mertie Bell Jennings Parker; brother, Cloy Parker; sister, Doyla White; and brother-in-law, Bruce White.
Left to rejoice in his homecoming are wife, Nell Durr Parker; daughter, Vicki Jordan and husband, Steve; son, Donnie Parker and wife, Stephanie; grandchildren, Alex Jordan and wife, Kayla, Morgan Mitchell, Sawyer Mitchell, Emma Parker, great-granddaughter, Peyten Jordan, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Don proudly served his country in the U. S. Army with a tour in Vietnam. He worked as a carpenter until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and church family. Don had a special love for music. God had blessed him to be an extraordinary guitarist. Some of his favorite time was spent playing with his musician friends at various nursing homes. He was a member of Bethel Congregational Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill, LA, where he loved serving the Lord through his music. Rarely would you see him without a guitar in his hand and picks in his pocket.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Ted Singletary, Stanley Davis, Alex Jordan, Ernest Self, Mike White, Pat White, Darren Fountain, and Steve Jordan. Honorary pallbearers were all the musicians who have played with Don through the years.
The family would like to thank the medical staff at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center for their exceptional care and kindness to the family.