Age 77, of Holt, passed away December 31, 2011. He was born January 22, 1934, in Holt, the son of the late Amos and Fern Parker. Roger was a longtime member of Holt United Methodist Church and a former partner of Parker Bros. Construction Company of Holt.
Roger is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Parker; 5 children, Tam (Vaughn) Vowels, Jay (Nancy) Parker, Gay (Ronald) Ridenour, Joy (Steve) Albert, and Kit Parker; 9 grandchildren, Keisha, Larry, Dale, Amanda, Troy, Kaycee, Aaron, Jarod and Collin; 2 great-grandchildren, Izaak and Logan; brother, Kenneth Parker; and sister, Maxine Lechlitner. He was preceded in death by his brothers Richard and Norman Parker.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Holt United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.