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Walter Lee Parker, Sr.

Walter Lee Parker, Sr.
  • February 23, 1928 - September 26, 2017
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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“So sorry for your loss and the loss of a long time friend. Our prayers are with you. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Oh so sorry for your loss and the loss of a dear long time friend.Our prayers are with you. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“My condolences and prayers to the family ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jacqueline Hebert-Thomas - LA

“Uncle Walt was a Great Godly family man! He was an inspiration to all. Rest in Peace.Gary, Sandra, Adam & Allison Burns ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Burns - Covington, LA

“Walter and MaryMy sincere condolences for your loss. Mr. Parker was a fine gentleman and will be missed by all.... ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Eddy Arnold - Ponchatoula, LA

“Prayers and condolences coming your way. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret & Manny Pineda - LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Johnson - New Orleans, LA

“Praying for you and the family! ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: lair Elliott - Kenner, LA

“Our prayers & thoughts are with your family at this time. Such an amazing man - he was always at the VA breakfast with a hug for me -I pray God will...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Vega - Ponchatoula, LA

“My thoughts are with the family. I know he will be missed. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Stevens - West Monroe, LA

“So sad to learn of your passing. I know you will be at peace.My sympathy to your family and all who had the pleasure of contact with you.I will miss...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Darlene Fendlason - Hammond, LA


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Walter Lee Parker Sr. passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, at the age of 89. He was born on Thursday, February 23, 1928 in Springfield, Louisiana to the late Irene Lee Corbin Parker and the late Benjamin Franklin Parker. He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Walt was a proud veteran of the United States Navy having served as an aerial photographer at the end of World War II and was an active member of the local American Legion. After his retirement as a chemical engineer he began to work and volunteer as a general handyman and licensed electrician. He was a passionate volunteer lending his time and talents to organizations such as the Gideons, the United Methodist Men, the Weekend of the Cross helping to build wheelchair ramps, the Cursillo Community, numerous disaster relief efforts and mission work. Walt also enjoyed fishing, hunting and photography.

Walt is survived by his beloved wife, Catherine Sutherland Parker; daughter, Mary Elizabeth (George) Core; sons, Walter Lee (Shirley) Parker, Jr. and David William Parker; brother, George (Inez) Parker; sisters, Ruby Burns Martin, Louella Davis, Jean Garaudy, Nelda (T.J.) Dendinger, Daunce Parker, Gail (Bradley) Gowland; granddaughters, Joice Ellen (Jeremy) Holden, Estelle Irene (Wes) McCarty, Harriet (Jeremiah) Chamberlain; grandsons, Walter Lee (Katie) Parker, III, Stephen David (Tiffany) Parker, Marc William Parker; 12 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harold Lloyd Parker.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Ceremony at the First United Methodist Church of Ponchatoula, 201 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church of Ponchatoula.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to the First Untied Methodist Church of Ponchatoula.