Robert “Bob” Allen Parker, 98, of Pryor, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at his home. He was born on February 4, 1923 in Kendallville, Indiana; the son of Curt Parker and Blanch (Thornburg) Parker. Bob faithfully served our country in the United States Army. After serving in the military, he went on to be a quality control operator at Newnam Foundry. In 1967, Bob married the love of his life, Wanda, and they have spent the last 53 years together. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed being apart of various bowling leagues. Bob also loved music and playing his guitar. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and cherished each moment he had with them. He will be sorely missed but leaves behind many wonderful memories.
Services for Bob will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, at Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Richie officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Bob is survived by his wife, Wanda, of the home; step daughter, Charlott Bolinger and husband Brad; 4 grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; 12 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Curt and Blanch; children, Lee Parker, Shirley Parker, and Patricia Parker; 5 brothers, 1 sister, 1 grandson, and 1 great grandson.