Thomas "Tom" Parker

October 28, 1948January 7, 2014
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A loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the age of 65. It was a cold winter day but he was surrounded by the love and warmth of his family. Tom graduated from Glen Oaks High School in 1966 and then served his country in the US Air Force for four years. He worked with his father as a master carpenter. Tom retired from Exxon Mobil after 26 years as a machinist. While at Exxon Mobil, he was the United Way Representative for Zone 15 for many years. He joined the Loyal Order of Moose in 1996 and later served the Bayou Moose Legion 116 in many capacities including administrator of Baton Rouge lodge 1341 and Bayou Moose Legion President. Tom was an avid crossword and Sudoku solver. Tom enjoyed going to Nascar races in Talladega and snow derby in Pensacola and his favorite driver Tony Stewart. Tom loved celebrating Mardi Gras with his Nemesis Riders and was known for telling his “Tom” jokes. He always wanted to join the procrastinator club but never got around to it. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home 9595 Florida Blvd. on Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 4 PM until 8 PM and will resume Friday, January 10, 2014, from 12 PM until funeral service at 2 PM. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Diane Tridico Parker; mother, Maurine Parker; two daughters, Tracy O’Neal and spouse, Robert E. O’Neal Jr, and Bridget Parker and spouse, Kris Meliet; one son, Thomas “Pat” Parker and spouse, Opal Howell; one step daughter, Amy Sarradet; two sisters, Linda McDaniel and husband, Brent, and Judith Hammond and husband, Steven; two brothers, Warren Parker and wife, Kay, and Paul Parker and wife, Terry; seven grandchildren, Tori O’Neal, Kaysea O’Neal, Dillon Howell, Emily Meliet, Kailee Howell, Shyane Howell, and Briton Meliet; and large extended family and special friends. He will be missed by his special pet, Pup. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas J. Parker. The family would like to thank their caregiver, Janet McManus, Dr. McCanless, Dr. Russell, and all of the nurses at the chemo lab in the Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet for all of the love, compassion, and support that they have shown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Tom’s name to American Cancer Society. Please visit to leave condolences for the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Funeral Ritual by the Loyal Order of Moose Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2014

Thomas "Tom" Parker

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Bridget Parker

January 17, 2014

I miss you so much already Daddy and I'm so lucky to have had a father that was such a wonderful man. I'll try and look after everyone as you always did. See you when I get there!!! Eternal Love!!!

tracy oneal

January 15, 2014

lighting a candle for my Daddy!
Love you Dad.

Faye Watts

January 11, 2014

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Dave Bertinot

January 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was sorry to learn of Tom's passing.

Cliiford "Scooter" Stewart

January 10, 2014

The Family of Bay Insulation and the Stewart's Family would
like to express our deepest condolence to the Parker Family doing your time of grieving.
My god give you strenth and peace doing this time of need.

Stephen Comeaux

January 10, 2014

Diane and Family, I was very sorry to learn of Tom's passing. Although I did not know Tom very well, I do know how much he meant to so many family and friends, and how happy he made all of you. You have my sincere sympathy, and prayers are sent your way.

Lianie Thibodeaux

January 10, 2014

Condolences and prayers to the Parker Family for the loss of a dear soul. Tom and I worked together in Zone 15, he was a very talented Machinists and great with computers. I know he will be missed.

Vincent Giaccone

January 10, 2014

To the Parker Family, My condolences to each of you in your loss. Tom was a fine man and a friend to many at Exxon where we worked. His smile and willingness to help a friend is what I'll remember him by. May the prayers of family and friends lift you up and give you comfort and peace. God Bless, Vince Giaccone

Joe Dilmon

January 10, 2014

Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We had many dealings together during our careers at Exxon. Tom was a really good guy always with a willingness to help others. I am sure he will be missed by many! God Bless

January 10, 2014

Diane, we are so sorry to hear about Tom but just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom will greatly be missed.

Houston & Bonnie Nelson