Vicki Parfait, known throughout Southeast Texas and Southeast Louisiana as an outstanding female radio personality and longtime writer for The Record Newspapers passed away Monday, Jan. 10, at home in Houston.
Always a fighter, she spent the last several years of her life taking on the trials of diabetes and in pure Vicki Parfait style going toe to toe with its challenges to her last day.
Born to Lloyd and Dorothy Denby Parfait on March 27, 1942, Vicki graduated from French High School in 1961 and joined the United States Marine Corps. After her Honorable Discharge she started her family – the delight of her life.
So many of her dedicated fans and advertisers knew Vicki as a creative, fun, entertaining and top rated radio personality on KYKR, KOLE, KKMY, KQXY, KTRM, KTFA, KJAS in Southeast Texas and other stations including Houston and Louisiana; but even more Vicki was a dedicated mother, daughter, sister and friend to so many – and when it came to her kids, she was a rock and a refuge, a protector and a confidant – and for many years a single parent that would take on any thing or any one when it came to her family. There are no words to express the depth of our loss.
No doubt, Vicki lived her life to the fullest. She loved adventure and showed her kids so many different parts of the country she had served and loved on camping trips and cross country car trips. And that love of adventure made her a household name as she drove in demolition derbies, dabbled in sky diving and other stunts in the name of radio promotions. She was quite a woman. Vicki was preceded in death by her ex-husband and friend, Sgt. Major Carl O. Stucker, II and her parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Parfait. She is survived by her children, Dottie Britt and husband, Mark, Carl O. Stucker, III and wife, Nicole, Jessica Parfait, Christi Stucker Battenfield and husband Ray, Clay Stucker and wife Terri Pugsley Wittman, and Joshua Jude Stucker plus 6 grandchildren, Breanna, Erin and Raven Britt, Chelsea and Carly Thibodeaux and Bo Stucker, to whom she was affectionately known as “Moo”, 6 sisters, 3 brothers, countless nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends too numerous to list. A life long animal lover she also leaves behind her beloved Chihuahua and body guard, Chewie and her other pups.
Vicki’s family would like to thank Dr. Shalin Patel for his diligent and compassionate care, the entire staff of Davita Dialysis Center for more than the care they provided but the friendships she made over the past two years and to Kiesha Melancon and her group of EMT’s that became extended family to Vicki over the past years. Your caring and compassion truly helped make the last years of her life special. Thank you all so very much.
If Vicki were writing this there is no doubt she would end it the way she ended every radio show for over 20 years and how she ended every conversation with her children, relatives and friends and how we will end it now, “I love you”.