Bobby Loyce Parker
May 5, 1940 – July 11, 2018
Bobby was born on May 5, 1940, in Bakersfield, California, to Dell Parker and Gladys Durbin Parker. He lived in Kern County until they moved to Rancho Matilija in Ojai at the age of 9. Bobby attended school in the Ventura School District culminating in graduation from Ventura High School in 1958. He was an active member of the Class Reunion Committee until he became too ill to participate. Bobby was married to Lora Lee Sandefur and they had 3 children, Doyle, Tracy and Jon. In his early years he worked at Ventura Pipeline, RE Barber Ford, US Forestry Service and began his career at Southern California Edison. In 1964 he and Lora Lee divorced and Bobby was drafted into the United States Army in 1965, where he spent time at Fort Polk, Louisiana, until the Army realized they could not keep him because he had so many children and Bobby received an Honorable Discharge after 4 months. In 1966 he met and married Jeananette “Jean” Poulis, who would become his life partner. They had two children, Sara and Stephanie. Bobby continued to work at Edison, but then decided to branch out on his own with Oaks Electric and eventually partnered with his son, Doyle. In 1986 he returned to Edison and he worked in Compton, Valencia, Santa Barbara and retired from Tulare District in 1997 as an Electrical Crew Foreman. He then worked for Sturgeon Electric and Hot Line Electric who did contract work for Edison.
Bobby was very active in his children’s lives often coaching their sports teams, especially girl’s youth basketball. He enjoyed building old Chevrolet Pick-ups, riding his motorcycle and traveling by car. Bobby was famous for saying “I’ve never been down this road before…” then he would go down that road. Bobby was a devoted family man and loved his children deeply.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Jean; his son, Jon Parker of Mesa, Arizona; daughters, Tracy Fascenda (John) of Camarillo, Sara Harwood (Jon) of Ventura, and Stephanie LaCrosse (Shannon) of Porterville, California; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren, with another on the way. He is predeceased by his son, Doyle; his parents, Dell and Gladys Parker; his sisters, Hazel Jean Jones, and Delline Stowe; and brother, Ronnie Parker. The family wishes to thank Buena Vista Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Bobby.
A visitation will be held for Bobby’s family and friends on Friday, July 20, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home; a funeral service in his honor will follow the next day on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 A.M., in the Ted Mayr Funeral Home Chapel, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA, and burial will take place afterward at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura, CA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home.
- Visitation Friday, July 20, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, July 21, 2018