Billy Joe Parker
Billy Joe Parker
  • December 8, 1937 - October 8, 2015
  • Calion, Arkansas

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Billy Joe "B.J. Parker, 77 of Calion, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. He was born December 8, 1937, to Jerrell and Lois Butcher Parker in Calion, AR.

He worked as an operator for Great Lakes Chemical for 22 years and was of the Baptist faith. B.J. was a great man, loved by everyone. He was at his happiest in Calion, either riding the back roads or on the river.

Survivors include his wife, Nita Parker of El Dorado; daughter, Marla Welch (John) of El Dorado; three sons, Kenny Ray Parker (Michelle) of Benton, Donny Parker (Mona) of Jonesboro, AR, Todd Parker (Sonia) of Calion; brother, Johnny Douglas Parker (Joyce) of El Dorado; sister, Evelyn Mayfield of Little Rock; sixteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2015, at 110 King St. in Calion.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Calion Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Blackwell officiating. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Young's Funeral Directors.

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