Richard Harold Parker, 75, of Knott, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in a San Diego, Calif. Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at 14th and Main Church of Christ with Larry Marshall and Shawn Gary officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Coahoma, Texas and married Miriam Jean Sample May 28, 1958, in Big Spring.
Richard farmed in the Knott community for 54 years. He was a member and elder at the Knott Church of Christ and served on the Sands CISD school board.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Jean Parker; two sons, Steve Parker and wife, Amy, and Clay Parker and wife, Karen; two daughters, Debbie Hardgrave and husband, Mark and Carla Blagrave and husband, Stan; one brother, Bruce Parker and wife, Joyce, all of Knott; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Thomas and Isabell (Lay) Parker.
The family suggests memorials be made to Foster's Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville Texas 76401-0978.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com