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Curtis Lee Parker
January 29, 1953 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Curtis Lee Parker, age 71, of Elkhart, Texas was called to his eternal home in Heaven on Sunday, the 11th day of February 2024 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on the 29th day of January 1953 in Jacinto City, Texas to parents J.D. Parker and Edith Lucille Germany.
Curtis was a man whose life was anchored by his devotion to his family and his faith. As a long-standing member of the Denson Springs Church, he found great joy and purpose in his involvement with the church community, where his friendly demeanor and loving spirit were as much a part of the congregation as the pews and the pulpit.
Curtis's role as a grandfather was one he took great pride in, and the bonds formed during fishing trips, hunting excursions, and family gatherings will continue to resonate through generations. An outdoorsman at heart, Curtis found solace and excitement in the natural world. Whether he was waiting patiently in a deer stand or casting a line into the still waters of a local lake or pond, he embraced the peace and thrill that hunting and fishing provided.
His professional life was as rich and varied as his hobbies. Known for his skill with machinery, he was a great mechanic, a trade that earned him respect and recognition in his community. Curtis’s love for old cars was not just a pastime but a passion that he pursued with enthusiasm and joy. The rumble of an engine and the shine of a well-maintained vehicle were sure to bring a smile to his face. He will be greatly missed.
He joins his parents J.D. and Edith Parker; daughter, Christie Lynn Parker Woodlee; sisters, Mary Lucille Bell, and Virginia Dillingham; brother, Terry Wayne Parker; and granddaughter, Katelynn Nicole Woodlee in Heaven.
Curtis cherished his family. He leaves behind a legacy of love and joy with his wife, Linda Parker; son, Kevin Parker and wife Charlene; brothers, J.D. Parker and wife Gail, and Mike Parker and wife Laura; brother-in-law, Mike Dillingham; sister-in-law, Debra Parker Wars; and his grandchildren, Taylor Lynn Parker, Caisey Marie Parker, Sheridan Nicole Parker, Cassandra Lynn Woodlee, Jacob Starr, and Cheyanne Starr. He also leaves behind numerous other family members and friends.
Funeral services to honor Curtis Parker’s life will be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, the 14th day of February 2024 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Bro. David Franklin officiating the service. Interment will follow in Guiceland Cemetery.
Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the start of the service in the Rhone Memorial Chapel.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jacob Starr, Joseph Branson, Clinton Parker, Daryll Horton, Jason Henderson, and Rickey Gibson. Honorary pallbearers include Richard Gibson, James Ginsel, Terry Franklin, and Barrett Sanders.
Funeral services for Curtis Lee Parker are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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