Joseph Parker


Joseph Michael “Joe” Parker, 86, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the V.A. Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Joe was born in Almeda, Texas on May 26, 1930.  He graduated from St. Thomas High School, and served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force.  He worked at Houston Shell and Concrete Company for over 33 years as a superintendent for Plants 2, 3, and 10.  He loved listening to his music and watching sports, especially baseball, yea Astros. Daddy and Mama would watch the games together. They also watched family reunion on RFD channel. Daddy will be greatly missed. He loved his grandkids very much.

Joe is survived by his lovely wife Evelyn Dobard Parker for over 65 years.  Children:  Joanna, Joseph “Michael” Jr., David, John (Janette), Brenda (Gilbert) and Suzanne Andriacco; Joe’s sister, Norma Anderson and brother Tommy Parker (Della) Grandchildren:  Gordon Pranger and Joseph Andriacco (Shanna) Great Grandchildren:  Tyler Andriacco and Landon Andriacco.

Joe was loved by so many for his kind and generous heart. He was always willing to help anybody at anytime.  He will be greatly missed by all. Daddy would tell mama I love you “kid” and from the children we love you very much, and always will Daddy.

Daddy had many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. He loved all of you. He enjoyed all the times of visiting and all the good food you brought. Daddy loved all his family and friends, and never met a stranger – everybody liked him. Daddy and Mama had good times going to the casinos too. We got to go with them sometimes. Daddy was so lucky at the casino winning big jack pots and most of the time with just one pull!

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00pm Thursday, May 11, 2017, with visitation starting at 11:00am, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 6502 Co. Rd. 48, in Manvel 77578. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.