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“Ms. Wright I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved brother. I didn't know him but by reading his biography he helped so many people. Bless you...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Jill McNabb - Bastrop, TX

“Good man. Good family. Love you all. ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: John & Trisha Blair - Longview, TX

“with the Eagles you fly forever shall you stand for honor and justic your love is bestowed upon us with grace and forever shall you be in my heart it...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Jacob Moore - charlotte, TN

“with the Eagles you fly forever shall you stand for honor and justic your love is bestowed upon us with grace and forever shall you be in my heart it...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Jacob Moore - charlotte, TN

“I will miss you Uncle Carl as will my Kids you tought me many things on how to treat folks and help me make my Kids awsome and understand alot of...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Charles Moore - charlotte, TN

“The memories we have of Carl will not be forgotten. Norman & Dinah Bleau Irving,Tx ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Norman Bleau - Irving, TX

“I knew Carl since I am a member of the First Christian Church in Tatum. I also attended Kilgore College with him. He was a very nice person and fun...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Kay Watt Vincent - Tatum, TX

“On behalf of all of the staff at Heartsway Hospice, I extend condolences to the family of Carl Parker. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Chaplain Larry Tyler - Longview, TX

“Our memories of Carl are ones that we cherish. You are in our prayers. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Mike and Patti Bryan - Henderson, TX

“Thinking of you. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Barry Smith - TX

“Sympathy and condolences to the family. Sorry to hear of this loss. Barry & Danna Miller ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Barry Miller - Longview, TX

“Carl will always have a special place in our hearts. He is one of those people that was put on this earth to bring happiness and laughter to others....Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Dianne Averitt - Rocky Mount, NC

“1Thes 4: 13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Avis - Rocky Mount, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Wanda Bullock and Bessie Turner - TX

“Good friends and good times will be remembered. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: christine greene - fort worth, TX

“I am so sorry for your familys loss. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: The Smith Family - Hallsville, TX

“Barbara, Laura, and Debra I am so sorry about Mr. Parker. He will be missed. If any of you need me don't hesitate to call. He has been a pleasure to...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Danny Ray Watson (DJ) - Longview, TX

“We sure have fond memories of working at Aaon with Carl P. We will really miss him! ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Mickey & Lori Reynolds - Diana, TX

“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE PARKER FAMILY. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: C.J MCBROOM & FAMILY - LONGVIEW, TX

“Since we were kids in Rochester NY, Carl was always a special friend of whom I was proud to be his cousin. I am so glad that we were able to get...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Tom Parker - Malvern, PA

“Never a dull moment hanging out with Uncle Carl @ his cabin on the pond . ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Wesley Bullock - longview, TX

“I graduated with Carl and we were friends in school. So very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a nice person and we had fun in some classes. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Jan Modisette Roberson - Justin, TX

“I had the privilege of meeting Carl a few times in the course of business and he was always very warm and genuine. He built a great company with...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Brenda Massey - Tyler, TX

“He will be remembered as a great businessman and a good friend.He will be missed. I have known Carl since 1992 when he came to sell water coils to...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Matthew Brech - Cumming, GA

“So sorry for your loss My deepest sympathy ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Schroeder - white oak, TX

“So Sorry for you loss our prayers are with the whole family ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Mark & Debbie Schroeder - TX

“My Deepest Sympathies. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Kim Lindsay Milcarek - WHITEOAK, TX

“I love you so much, little brother! Your favorite sister, Ellen ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Ellen Parker Wright - San Marcos, TX


Funeral services for Carl Shallies Parker, 67, of Longview, will be 4 PM Wednesday, October 10, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home, Longview, with Mr. Joe Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Gum Springs Cemetery, Harrison County, Texas. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, October 9, from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Carl Parker was born December 19, 1944 in Rochester, New York. He passed away October 7, 2012 in a Longview hospital. Carl's family moved to Longview in 1950. He started out as an entrepreneur and carried it out through his entire life. He began his own lawn care service at the age of 15, his mother had to drive him to numerous large businesses in the area, so he could push mow their lawns. He graduated from Longview High School in 1963. He worked at the Longview YMCA and transferred to the downtown Dallas center soon after graduation. Carl started his career as a salesman with Powerlift in Dallas. In 1972 he transferred to East Texas Clarklift in Longview and eventually became the owner. Carl had several other jobs as a salesman and finally landed at Great American Coil in White Oak, Texas. Once again he started as a salesman and semi-retired as co-owner. Carl was very patriotic. He regretted never serving in the military because of health issues; however, he was respectful of all branches and those who served our country. Carl was a man of wonderful integrity, very driven, yet had a great sense of humor. He could often be heard singing Christmas carols in July, He had a unique love of people and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents Bessie C. Parker and J Henry Shallies Parker. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 47 years, Barbara Bullock Parker, his adoring sister Ellen Parker Wright (Bruce Harvey), and his loving daughters Debra Parker (Kyle Jenkins) and Laura Jasper (Tracy). His doting grandchildren are Michael Peables (Amanda), Brittany Peables, and Saylor Jasper. Recently he was blessed with a great grandson, Ryan Peables. He was cherished by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a host of friends. His beloved pets included Zach, Susie and Molly. If desired donations may be made to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch(www.calfarley.org) or Wounded Warriors Project(www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

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