Fred Parker

July 7, 1941July 6, 2014

Reverend Fred Parker, age 72, born August 17, 1941 in Letterbox, KY, firstborn to Mabel (Winstead) and Walter Parker, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus at 1:16am Sunday July 6, 2014 in the Hospice wing of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL after a long battle with lung cancer and complication thereof. Rev. Parker was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, and Mid South Seminary. He worked in interior office design, sales and manufacturing and became a certified gemologist working in the jewelry industry prior to surrendering to the ministry. He served as Executive Director of 8th Street Mission for Jesus Christ in West Memphis, AR where he was also the president of the local Ministerial Alliance and served as president of Tom Pitman Ministries (missionary to Guatemala) before relocating to FL. He has served as the Men’s Shelter Manager for Jericho Road Ministries in Brooksville, FL, teaching, and mentoring drug and alcohol addicted men since 2008. He was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Homosassa and a fill-in pulpit speaker as needed. Rev. Parker was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the air force. He is survived by wife Betty, daughter Lourl “Coco” Parker and granddaughter Shelly Rae and grandson, Christopher John “CJ”, sons Matt Parker and his wife Stephanie and granddaughter Julie, Kelly Parker and wife Tammy and granddaughter Abigail “Abby”, daughter Dana Levering and her husband Dan and grandson John Kucera, sons Keith, Jon, Don, and Charles Frost and their wives and children, two brothers Walter Parker, Jr. and his wife Donna, and Orville Parker and his wife Patty. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday July 12, 10:30am at First Baptist Church of Homosassa

Arrangements under the direction of Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL.


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Coco Parker

August 13, 2014

I miss you Daddy.

Betty Parker

July 25, 2014

I will miss you forever. You were the only love of my life. I thought you were the perfect husband. I will remember you that way.

Susan Golshani

July 20, 2014

I remember Fred well at school in Lewisburg, OH. We went to catechism and were confirmed in trinity Lutheran Church. Years later with the help of the "new to us" internet, we got in touch and remained occasional correspondents. I was happy that he and betty came to our 40th high school class reunion

Shari Heck

July 20, 2014

Fred, thank you for your wonderful service to those who were downtrodden. My heartfelt condolences to your lovely wife and family. Shari Heck Lake Worth, FL.

Beth Willis

July 10, 2014

My condolences to Kelly Parker and family as well as the rest of the Parker family on the loss of their loved one. Beth Willis (co-worker to Kelly Parker, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Oliver Joy

July 10, 2014

Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. Never again will he feel pain. Until we meet again, we'll miss you dearly.

Wally Griggs

July 9, 2014

So very sorry to hear this What a wonderful man that now is home with the Lord he loved so very much. God Bless and keep you all.

Joyce Anderson

July 8, 2014

Betty, your in my thoughts and prayers,my heart goes out to you in this difficult time.

Denny Dyer

July 8, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Coco and her entire family.

Tena Meece

July 8, 2014

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.