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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

David "Dick" Parker

September 21, 1959August 22, 2019
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David “Dick” Parker

David Richard “Dick” Parker passed away at his home on August 22, 2019 in Burnet, TX. He was born September 21, 1959 to Donnie and Dorothy Parker in Alpine, TX. Dick was raised on a ranch in Marathon and he graduated from Marathon High School in 1978. After graduation Dick continued ranching in west Texas for the Paisano Ranch, he also worked for Brewster County Road and Bridge and was a truck driver for Skelton Trucking of Alpine, TX. On May 20, 1989 he was united in marriage to Beth Ann Molitor and they were married for 30 beautiful years. Together they had three children that were the center of their life and marriage as they developed their home and business in Burnet, TX.

Dick loved hunting, shooting skeet, fishing, ranching and spending time with family and friends. His other love was the business he built and the friends, customers and employees of Buchanan Septic Tanks.

He was preceded in death by his parents Donnie and Dorothy Parker.

Left to cherish his memories are wife Beth Molitor Parker of Burnet. Three daughters Michelle and husband Jonathan Austin of Jourdanton. Angela Parker of Lampasas and Shaylyn and husband Clayton Meyerhoff of Lockhart. Dick had so much love for his grandchildren and each of them hold a special place in his heart, Karlee Parker, Dryden and Sutton Austin. Brother Mike Parker and wife Katie of San Angelo, his loving Aunts Pat Martin of Marathon and Geneva Parks of Childress along with numerous cousins, nieces, a nephew and dear family friends.

A Memorial Service is planned for September 6, 2019 at 2 pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family asked to make donations to the charity of your choice or the Burnet FFA.

  • FAMILY

  • Beth Molitor Parker, Wife
  • Michelle Austin, Daughter
  • Angela Parker, Daughter
  • Shaylyn Meyerhoff, Daughter
  • Karlee Parker, Grandchild
  • Dryden Austin, Grandchild
  • Sutton Austin, Grandchild
  • Mike Parker, Brother
  • Pat Martin, Aunt
  • Geneva Parks Childress, Aunt
  • He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, a nephew and dear family friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • Burnet FFA

Services

  • Memorial Service Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel Friday, September 6, 2019

Memories

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Melanie Kenyon

September 7, 2019

Dick Parker was my cousin. He was that one, special cousin that I hope most people are lucky enough to have. He was the one that everyone wanted to be around. Growing up, our Martin family vacations were always spent in West Texas with that branch of the family, with time split between time in town and two ranches. No matter where we were, my siblings, Melissa, Biddy and I always wanted to spend as much time as possible being wherever Dick was, doing whatever Dick was doing. And that trend continued into adulthood. I and my siblings have so many wonderful memories of Dick and we are so very thankful for that blessing!

This has been such a heart wrenching time for us. We three are so very devastated that we could not attend his memorial this weekend, due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t imagine the pain that BethAnn and his girls are going through.

BethAnn, Melissa stated much of the same in her email to you, in a much better way than I have been able to here. Please know that as she spoke for all three of us, I do as well. We love you all and are there with you in our hearts. Dick was a wonderful, loving man and will be so missed by so many!

Melanie, Michael and Jasper Kenyon

James Owen

September 5, 2019

I am saddened to hear of Mr. Parker's passing. Dick was a great guy both as a friend and as a former employer. I have lots of good memories of visiting with Mr. Parker long days of working with Mr. Parker and even get in in after a long afternoon and having a cold beer with Mr. Parker. I so wish I could attend the memorial service but I am unable to due to work schedule. I send my condolences to Beth and the rest of the Parker family and hope that they find peace and joy knowing that Mr. Parker was a great man. It was both an honor and a pleasure knowing Dick Parker and I wish the best for the family.

Dale and Robbie Burns

September 1, 2019

We are deeply saddened to hear of Dick's passing. He will be missed by so many. May the memories everyone shares bring a smile until they meet up with him again. Prayers for the family at this time.

Lindy Irick

August 29, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was always such a happy guy! My heart breaks for Beth and the children and grandchildren. When he and Beth first went into the septic tank business they were so accommodating for my husband and I (we are installers) ! I cannot imagine our world without him. 😢

Tim Roberts

August 27, 2019

Dickie was one of my most favorite people to be around in the world. It was always a great time to visit him. Whether we went fishing, shooting skeet or simply ride around the ranch in his buggy. The world is a bit more empty with him gone. But the memories I have of him will last a lifetime. My heart goes out to Beth Ann and the girls. Love you guys.
I miss you Dickie

Leah Parker-Phillips

August 27, 2019

Dick was my cousin and when we were growing up my family would go and spend a couple of weeks each summer and what fun we had! We rode horses, rounded up cattle, had bonfires, swam in the creek and all sorts of fun things! I know he is with his mom, dad, and other family members gone long before him. RIP cuz!!

Tia Guzman

August 26, 2019

Dick never met a stranger & had a way of making everyone feel welcome. He was like a second dad and a sounding board for a lot of people to work through life’s tribulations. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for a long time.

Jackie Johnson

August 24, 2019

Dick was one of the best men I know!
He will be missed !

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Biography

      David Parker was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, "Dick" will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, "Dick" was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. "Dick" leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember David Parker.