Larry Dean Parker
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Larry Dean Parker, age 69, an Atoka resident, was born on September 19, 1951, to Marshall and Marie (John) Parker, at Talihina.
Parker passed away on November 18, 2020, in Baylor Hospital.
He graduated from Wapanucka High School in 1969. He attended Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee to study drafting.
Parker was very creative and an amazing artist and craftsman.
He worked many years in Dallas before returning to Atoka.
Since his youth, he was a member of the Cane Hill Methodist Church, in Bentley.
He grew up in the Boggy Depot State park where his grandfather was the park ranger.
Parker enjoyed drawing, whittling, and talking to his friends.
He was preceded in death by Winona Hedgecock, the love of his life, on September 19, 2020; his parents, Marshall and Marie (John) Parker; grandparents, Ed John, Moses and Harriet Williams; aunts, Virginia Williams, Mildred Williams; uncles, Cecil, Parker, Monte Parker, and Sylvester John; cousin, Michael Williams.
Parker is survived by a special aunt, Geraldine White of Norman; cousins, Connie, Terri, Debbie, Kay, and Sandy; Pam Sefcik, and children; Patricia Sharp of Missouri; Robert Sefcik and Felix Sefcik, of Atoka; and many cousins, Sharon and husband, CR Rowton; Jerry and Johnny Williams; Ronnie Scott and siblings; and ones he dearly cherished, and considered his family, Randall Millard, of the home; Carrie Millard of Durant; Brian Hedgecock and fiance, Lisa, of Midwest City; and Crystal Hedgecock.
He was loved and gave love unconditionally. He worked hard and was very proud of his Choctaw-heritage. He was a pleasure to be around with his wit and personality. Larry will be sorely missed by all!
A memorial service is planned at a later date.
The register book may be signed and condolences sent to the family online at cunninghamfuneralhomesok.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert, Oklahoma.