Roland Eddie Parker

February 23, 1940 ~ September 29, 2010

Roland Eddie Parker, 70, of Lake Charles, LA died on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

Mr. Parker was born February 23, 1940 in Westlake, LA, where he attended Westlake High School and lived most of his life in the Lake Charles area. In 1995 he retired after over thirty years of cross country truck driving. During his career, he worked for various companies, including Kroger's and J.B. Hunt. He received the One-Million Mile Safe Driving Award. After retirement, Mr. Parker worked the bingo hall for the Westlake Cage Club and the American Legion Post # 1, and he drove the bus for CARC. He just started working for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office as a crossing guard. He enjoyed bowling and playing Bingo, but his greatest joy in life was his family. He will always be remembered as a family man who never met a stranger.

Mr. Parker is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Esther Hydle Parker of Lake Charles; children, Michael Parker, Sheila Darbonne, both of Westlake, LA, Rhonda McMillian and husband Kenneth of Las Vegas, NV, Kaye Parker of Carlyss, Sheldon Parker and wife Leslie of Sulphur, and Jeffrey Parker and wife Kim of Lake Charles; brothers, J. D. Parker and David Parker; sisters, Edna Owens, Bertha Mae Elizza, and Mary Esther Webb; twenty-eight grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Keith Parker; parents; one brother, and two sisters.

His funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Dr. Bart Leger will officiate. Burial will follow in the new Ritchie Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM and continue on Monday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

Donations can be made in his name to any of the schools in Moss Bluff.

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  1. I just wanted the family to know that ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers. My children attend Moss Bluff Elementary and I thank him and his family for the job he was going to do at MBE…..Making sure our children stayed safe. I'm sorry I will never get to have the chance for him to flag me on. Once again your family is in my families thoughts and prayers. May God Bless Ya'll!!!

  2. I will miss the hugs and smiles you always greeted me with. Everytime I saw you, you always made me smile and laugh. I won't forget the soap opera talks and the gossip stories.God must have needed more smiles in heaven. I love you and miss you much! 🙂 Parker Family :May God give all of you peace, and surround you with his grace. God Bless!

  3. Mr.Parker was the brother of my dear friend's Mary Webb and Edna Parker my heart felt Condolence's goes out to his family.God Bless

  4. My deepest sympathy for your loss. One day soon the promises in the Holy Scriptures will be done. It promises, God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore -Revelation chapter 21 verses 3,4 and Jesus promises, the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out – John chapter 5 verses 28, 29. May these promises comfort you at such a difficult time.

  5. Roland was my uncle and my mom's half brother. The memories I have of Uncle Roland are from my childhood. I remember how happy he made my mom and grandmother when he was around. He had a beautiful smile a great laugh a sparkle in his eye along with a big heart. My prayers are with you and your family

  6. Uncle Roland was my mom's brother. He will be missed dearly. He was a very kind and sweet person. I love him very much. His family is in my prayers.

  7. Uncle Roland was my mother's older brother and I remember visiting him and his family as a child. He was a very kind man and will be missed. All the Parker family will be in my prayers.

  8. Unfortunatly I never got to meet Mr. Parker. I do know he raised some great children and am proud to call Jeff my friend. I am sorry for the loss and give respect for the things he did. He passed as an honorable man.

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