In Memory of

Paul

Andrew

Parker

Sr.

Obituary for Paul Andrew Parker Sr.

Paul A. Parker, Sr. was born September 16, 1948, in Milton, Florida, to the late Eva Gordon Parker and Arletha Lonnie Parker. He was educated in the Santa Rosa County School System and graduated from T.R. Jackson in the class of ‘66. He received Christ as his Savior at an early age and joined Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he worked tirelessly as an usher and photographer.

Along with being a great husband, wonderful father, and a faithful Christian he also served in the U.S. Army, where he received the Bronze Star Achievement award. After returning home, he began working at Cyanamid/Cytec. While working, he obtained his bachelor's degree in business and multiple trades, and he later retired after 48yrs. He also was involved in two different motorcycle clubs, the American Legion and Gulf Coast Road Rattlers, where he traveled alongside his fellow organization members to different states and biker events.

During his time on earth, Paul A. Parker, Sr. was a huge giver, he undeniably gave to anyone if he could. He also loved to see people happy. Paul was a huge family person, he revolved himself around family. He always had a soft spot for his grandkids, who affectionately called him “POP.” Anything his grandkids wanted they could get no doubt. Although he showered them with love and spoiled them, he also showed the importance of working hard to achieve what you want. Whether it was mowing the front yard or vacuuming, he made sure he taught them something that would stick with them for the rest of their lives.

Paul is preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda Parker; his parents, Arletha and Eva Parker; brothers: John Parker, Tony Parker, and Clyde Parker; sisters, Lois Slack and Addie Lee; and uncle, Bishop John Gordon.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Paul A. Parker, Jr. and Lacresia (Keith) James; six wonderful grandkids: Zhana Parker, Elijah James, Keidra James, Jordan Parker, Jaidyn Parker, and Ahmir James; four great-grandkids: Sahilee Parker, Kardel Snow, Koen Snow, and Ky’Aire James; three special nieces: Mone’ (David) Bell, Ingrid “Kita” Scott, and Cynthia “Cindy” Harper; goddaughter, Yolanda Gwen (Roberts) Stills of Hiram, GA; two sisters, Carolyn Parker Stone of Milton and Ella (Labruce) McGowan of Tom’s River, NJ; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Hayes and Earl (Angela) Walker of Milton; and sister-in-law, Vivian Walker of Panama City, Panama; and a host of additional nieces and nephews, friends, close relatives, and loved ones.

Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton will oversee arrangements. Viewing will be held from 9:00am to 11:30am Funeral service will begin at 12pm. On March 23, 2024, at Christian Life Church, 4401 Avalon Blvd., Milton, FL 32583.