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Ridout's-Brown-Service Prattville Chapel

347 East Main Street, Prattville, AL

OBITUARY

Walter Eugene Parker, M.D.

April 22, 1935November 6, 2019

Parker, M.D. Walter Eugene (Gene), born April 22, 1935 died November 6th, 2019 at the age of 84. Born in Linden, Alabama and grew up in Jackson, AL. He attended Jackson High School, University of Alabama (BS), Medical School (UAB) Internship (Tulane), Residency (Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA). Dr. Parker moved to Prattville, Alabama and opened his office in March 1965. He maintained his practice of a family physician until his retirement. Dr. Parker served as a Counselor to the Medical Association State of Alabama and on the executive staff of the Alabama Academy of Family Practice. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. He also served as Junior Warden at the Church of Ascension. Dr. Parker was instrumental, along with pharmaceutical representatives for immunizing Clarke County, Alabama against Polio. He was preceded in death by his mother and father: Maude Alvis Parker and Eugene Parker. He is survived by his daughter: Elizabeth Kimbell Parker Latone (Sam) of Atlanta, his son John Walter Parker (Tosha) of Montgomery. He has five grandchildren: Hannah Latone, Sam Latone, John Parker, Jake Parker, and Sam Parker. Active Pallbearers will be: Dale Trammell, Robert Faulk, Harold Sherman, Rex Musgrove, Lane Easterling, and John Dale. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Robb Newton, Bill Eskridge, Chris Williams, Ted Taylor, Loxie Musgrove, Randy and Sandi Schroyer, Rebecca and Ralph Mims, and Sue Seamon. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Prattville, AL on Monday, November 11, 2019 with services immediately following at 11:00 AM with Father Scott Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery after the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or to one’s favorite charity.

  • FAMILY

  • Elizabeth Kimbell Parker Latone, Daughter
  • Sam Latone, Son-in-law
  • John Walter Parker, Son
  • Tosha Parker, Daughter-in-law
  • Hannah Latone, Grandchild
  • Sam Latone, Grandchild
  • John Parker, Grandchild
  • Jake Parker, Grandchild
  • Sam Parker, Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dale Trammell
  • Robert Faulk
  • Harold Sherman
  • Rex Musgrove
  • Lane Easterling
  • John Dale
  • Robb Newton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Eskridge, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chris Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ted Taylor, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Loxie Musgrove, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Randy Schroyer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sandi Schroyer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rebecca Mims, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ralph Mims, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sue Seamon, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Walter Eugene Parker, M.D. Monday, November 11, 2019

Memories

Walter Eugene Parker, M.D.

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Diane Alvis

November 16, 2019

Hello, I am Gene’s first cousin, and I’m so very sad to hear of his death. Another cousin, Pat Henry, told me just this past week. I’m sorry I missed Gene’s service, and the opportunity (though sad) to see you all.

Gene’s mother Maude was my father’s oldest sister. My parents loved Gene! And were so proud of him. And Gene loved his Uncle Bob, and my mother Dodie. I am AMAZED how much Gene’s photos resemble my father!

I send my love and sympathy, and I know y’all will miss him terribly. Such a nice guy. A wonderful and loving person.

Bless you all, with love,

Diane Alvis
Birmingham, AL

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY