Earl William Parker, 86, of Bridge City went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 30, surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 4, at First Baptist Church Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at First Baptist Church Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur on July 3, 1925, Earl was the son of Thomas B. Parker and Eunice (Chardin) Parker. He was proud of serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from Gulf Oil in 1986 after 32 years and was instrumental in founding the First Baptist Church Bridge City Library. Earl was a handyman, whom also enjoyed building model airplanes and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty Parker; son, Joe Parker; and sister, Ellen Young. Earl is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Danny Jennings of Rosharon; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Pat Parker of Bridge City and Brad and Michelle Parker of Groves.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dustin Jennings, Shelley Naiser, Caitlin Parker, and Colby Parker; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Naiser and Abigail Nasier; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Glen Graves of Annandale, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Colby Parker, Clay Naiser, Dustin Jennings, Ronnie Richard, Clyde Bradley and Mike Tschirhart.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Library Fund, 200 W Round Bunch Road, Bridge City, Texas 77611.

Arrangements were held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.