Marvin “Pete” Parker

86 year old Marvin “Pete” Parker of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church and he served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Parker was a baseball coach in Birmingham, Michigan and in 1973 he coached the Little League All-Star Team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He retired from the Ford Motor Tractor Division. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Parker was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Flora Taylor Parker; a son, Marvin Taylor Parker; and two brothers, Kenneth and Jack Parker. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucy Parker of Smithville. A son and daughter-in-law, David and Becky Parker of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Michelle Parker of Michigan. Six grandchildren, Bill, Brian, Zach, Samantha, and Hannah Parker,and Paul Holland. Two great grandchildren, Brooke and Bryce Parker. Two sisters-in-law, Billie Sue Parker of Smithville and Virginia Shoops of Michigan. Nieces and nephews, Kenneth Wayne Parker, Greg, Craig, Cindy Shoops, George and Janice Shoops. The Parker family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caretakers that helped care for Pete. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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