Jack Delano Parker., age 86, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on January 7, 2023 at Deaconess Gateway in Evansville, IN. Mr. Parker was born on May 6, 1936 near Crofton, KY to the late Robert Devers Parker and Eula Barnett Parker. He served his country in the United States Army from 1958-1960 where he served the 150th Transportation Company at Ft. Campbell. He attended Oakland County Community College. From 1987 through 2010 he was the operator for two differing oil drilling Companies. Additionally, he worked for General Motors as a Journeyman Machine Repairman for 31 years. The last eleven years he helped design and build 44 packaging machines for GM. And, he planted 24,000 Christmas trees in Hopkins County. Mr. Parker was a member of the American Legion; he bowled and golfed in various leagues; he served on the board of the Northwest Volunteer Fire Department; and he was a life member of the Industrial Science Society. He was a member of the Nortonville First Christian Church.
He is survived by a daughter ~ Lisa Marie Parker of Dawson Springs, KY; a son and daughter-in-law ~ Jack Devers Parker and Lisa Parker of Waterford, MI; and a “bonus” granddaughter ~ Gabby White and a “godson”, Michael Trovaugh, II.
Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his parents; his wife ~ Lois Marie Morris Parker (departed 5/25/2013); a sister ~ Marlene Parker and four brothers ~ Vernon Parker, Woodard Parker, Kenneth Parker and Carlton Parker.
There will be a visitation for Mr. Jack Parker on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 6 - 8 P.M. at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY, and on January 11, 2023 from 11:00 AM until the funeral service hour at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dan Saunders officiating. Interment will follow at the Max Grove Cemetery, Christian County, near Dawson Springs, KY.
A US Army Military Guard will present veteran honors prior to burial.
Active Pallbearers include Stick Bennett, Mark Jewell, Eugene Trovaugh, Jason Morris, Tom Parker, and Dale Parker. Honorary Pallbearers include James Hilwig, Duke Trovaugh and Mike Trovaugh.