Joe Paul Parker

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 7, 2013

Funeral services for Joe Paul Parker, 75, of Simpson will be held at 2 p.m.
on Jan. 8 at Simpson Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Blocker officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Slagle under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. on
Jan. 7, and from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Jan. 8, at the church.
Joe, the son of Charlie Hermon and Velma Parker was born March 12, 1937, in Simpson. He passed away Jan. 5, 2013 at his residence in Simpson.
served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Federal Civil Service at Fort Polk. He was the first elected Mayor of Simpson in 1968, and then served again in 1992 and 1996. He worked for the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Department and owned and
operated the Parker’s Hilltop. He worked as heavy equipment operator. He was a mason for the past 50 years and also a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lt. Gene Parker and Billy H. Parker; and aunt, Lela Bagents
Joe is survived by his daughters, Paula Parker, and Charla and Murray Ross; and two grandchildren, Sean Bonnette and Justin Bonnette, all of Simpson.
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