Bridge City
Ray E. “Bobby” Parker, 89, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 in Houston.

A funeral service will be Monday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Bailey Harris of Old First Orange Baptist Church. A private, family only interment will follow at Dorman Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Parker was born on Nov. 18, 1919 in Reddell, La. He was the son of Clyde D. and Beatrice (Winters) Parker. He worked as an operator at Gulf Oil. Mr. Parker was a member of the Masonic Lodge 1045 Bridge City, Eastern Star, and First Christian Church Orange. He was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. and served in World War II. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Louisa “Lou” Parker; daughters, Paula C. Garrett, Norma R. Martin and husband, Joe all of Chandler, Ariz., Dianne Udstuen of Dallas, and Maureen Star and husband, Steven of Spring.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Huckaby of Dallas. 

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Nelson Udstuen,Blane Vincent, Andrew Martin, Billy Peveto, Dwight Whitman, and Ron Huckaby.

If friends should desire, the family request with gratitude memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church, 611 9th Street, Orange, TX 77630.

Mr. Parker loved to garden and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a good man with a good heart, a nurturing spirit and had beautiful blue eyes.