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John Edward Parker, 76, Kansas City, Missouri passed away September 7, 2021. A memorial gathering will be held 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Friday, September 10th, 2021 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery, Stotts, Missouri.
John was born, March 30, 1945, the son of Tom and Katie (Latimer) Parker in Stotts City, MO. He was united in marriage to, Launa Gayle Jackson, on February 5, 1961 in Kansas City, MO. The couple made their home in the Kansas City area.
John Was employed at various jobs including; Schlitz Brewery company where he was a delivery truck driver, Allis Chalmers tractor manufacturing company where he worked in the warehouse and as an over the road mechanic, and worked for KC booth for many years as a woodworker where he would retire.
John had a love for horses from a young age, and he often said, “the outside of a horse is so good for the inside of a man” and he had an eye for the good ones. He spent countless hours with family and many birthdays and holidays were spent in the pasture with the family and the horses. He loved a good trail ride and always had a story to tell you with a grin on his face.
John was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Raymond, Jesse, Wilbert, Gilbert, Bert and Sam; sisters, Mary, Alta and infant sister Tiny.
Survivors include: his wife, Launa Gayle Kansas City, MO; daughter and son In Law, Lisa & Doug Hastings, Raytown, MO; sons and daughters In Law, John & Liz Parker, Holt, MO, Mark & Shelly, Parker Buckner, MO and Matthew & Misty Parker, Holden MO; brothers & sisters in law, Bill & Mary Parker, Jack & Margaret Parker; sisters & brothers in law, Wilma & Martin Royster and Ellen & Chuck Ault; thirteen Grandchildren and fifteen Great Grandchildren.
Nick Reeves says
God bless all the family. I know you were all very close.
Lisa Bird says
This spunky devil will be missed. His death will leave you feeling lost, but remember he is always with you in spirit. Cherish all of the wonderful memories! Love you all and thinking of you.
Such a great man what he said when he spoke was the gods honest truth. I always asked about his old car and he always told me he wasn’t letting the any of the boys drive it. Made me laugh everytime. Rest in peace my friend…
Terry Filloon says
Uncle John was a great man our deepest condolences to the family love from Terry, Eileen and our family
Jessica Adams (Parker) says
I’m truly proud to call this man my Papa. He was the most caring and loving person. I will forever miss him. I’m very thankful I got to spend his last moments with him. I was blessed to be able to tell him how much I loved him. I will definitely miss all the stories he would tell us kids. The love he had for everyone was amazing. I know he is up in heaven now riding his horse buddy. I will always love you Papa.
Jimmy mygatt says
Wonderful man with a love for horses thought me how to ride.
Pamela Clemens says
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. God bless you.
Larry and Roni McKinnie says
Pops was one of a kind! He had such a wonderful smile, but so devilish! Burris Road has lots of fun and funny memories! Please find comfort in your memories. Sorry for your loss.
Dannny Karney says
I am praying that God comforts you in this sad time .John was a good man he would teach you if you would take the time to listen I enjoyed the time I got to spend with him weather at work or the drive to work or just hanging out at the house or the pasture he will greatly be missed my heart ,thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this sad time ! Danny
Kiala Parker says
You are forever my favorite cowboy and I’m so proud I got to have a papa like you my whole life. I love you, forever and always. Watch over all of us down here. I can’t wait to see you again someday and give you the biggest hug. ?
he was a great rider and a true cowboy he loved my horse Nash and turely admiered him i wish he was hare longer so i knew him better.