The Norman Transcript

August 22, 2013

Eric Parker

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Eric Parker, 61, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Eric was born Nov. 5, 1951, in Sapulpa to Ben Roy and Joyce (Logue) Parker.

He grew up and attended school in Sapulpa, graduating in 1970 and later attended OU, where he received his bachelor’s degree.

Eric married the love of his life, Brenda Holmes, on Nov. 21, 1974, in Norman.

He was a self-sacrificing man who always put God first and loved his family dearly. His quick wit and great sense of humor will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know him.

Eric was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Vicki Perkins.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda of the home; son, Jonathan Parker and MaryAnn Cooper of Oklahoma City; daughter, Erica Mansell and husband Matt of Tecumseh; grandchildren Courtney, Taylor, Dylan and Haley Mansell; sisters Judy Walrath and Jeannie Harwood; and countless other loving relatives and friends.

Services are 10 am. Saturday at Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel.

Arrangements for Eric and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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Norman Transcript, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013