OBITUARY

George "Wookie" Ellis PARKER Jr.

9 April, 196721 September, 2020
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George Ellis Parker, Jr., 53 of Grandview, Mo died suddenly September 21, 2020. Memorial services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, followed by Military Honors. Our gathering will begin at 1:00 pm. The service will be Livestreamed on Facebook and CVID-19 protocol will be followed. George was born April 9, 1967 in Osceola, AR to George Ellis and Mable (Robinson) Parker. He attended University of Arkansas before joining the US Air Force, where he served all around the globe for nine years, including tours in Desert Storm and Panama. Returning from the service, he went into security work for several companies and later worked at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and the US Postal Service. He married the former Matina Clark. George was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, cooking, BBQ/grilling, sports (specifically Razorback football and football in general), music and rides to the lake. During his time in the military, he often played dominoes, had weight lifting contests, and participated in car races with his friends. He was a loving husband and father, but the one that put the sparkle in his eyes was his grandson, Kane. He was very close to his family and friends and loved spending time with everyone. George was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Chris Parker, earlier this year. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 21 years, Matina; son, Sherrick Clark; daughter, Mari Parker; brothers, Bruce Parker (Margie), Kevin Parker (Rita), and Gary Parker (Minnie); two sisters, Adrienne Parker-Pugh (Terrell) and Audrey Parker; sister-in–law, Marquita Parker; his beloved grandson, Kane Clark; his grandma and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Gathering

    Saturday, 3 October , 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, 3 October , 2020

Memories

George "Wookie" Ellis PARKER Jr.

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Leonard Speed

October 3, 2020

George and myself were the first Junior Deacons at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Osceola Arkansas. We attended school and church together for years. You will be missed by all. Rest My Brother!

Adrienne Pugh

October 3, 2020

Dear brother as I would call him and he would call me dear sister, we talked occasionally and always shared stories of past and present. Wookie as I know him to be to me would always give me advice, encouragement and also tell me when I’m wrong even if I wanted to hear it or not. I will always love you and cherish the moments that we had together. Until we meet again rest well my dear brother.
Love your dear sister Adrienne

Donna Coleman-Holman

October 3, 2020

George Parker, I love you my cousin, classmate, comrade and friend.. I stand to SALUTE🇺🇸 you my dear brother. God got you bro. I miss you already. I will see you later bro!!

Willie Anthony

October 3, 2020

George rest and peace my brother 🙏 prying for the family.

Lorenza Howell

October 2, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the Parkers family for the loss of your love one. Mr.Mrs.James W.Howell

Linda Peterson

September 29, 2020

I want to thank George Parker for his service to our country. Because of George's service to our country and for all of our men and women who are taking care of our country; we can all live our lives in freedom.
ALL OF OUR VETERANS ARE OUR VERY SPECIAL HEROES FOR OUR COUNTRY. GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR COUNTRY WITH LOVE; PRIDE AND HONOR.

V Theresa Finley

September 26, 2020

Thank you for always being my friend, never judging me, never doubting me, always being a phone call away when a sister needed your help. 50 years of friendship... I will never forget you, this is really hard, just thank you! ~ VT Finley

Alton Young

September 26, 2020

The world knew George, but he was my Uncle Wook. The stories of how he looked out for me precedes my birth, but during my life, he’s been my real-life hero. Although I said thank you many times, I have to reiterate how thankful I was to be your nephew, to be able to call you for instruction and directions. We were miles apart with states in between us but love (and technology) kept us close. I’ll miss and love you forever. -Big Al

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