Charles Louis Parker, Sr

PARKER – Charles Louis Sr.,  passed away Sunday, November 8, 2009. Born in Vinita, OK, on March 6, 1928. Charlie was a lifelong Tulsan. After graduating from Central High School he proudly served in the United  States Army. He attended The University of Tulsa, earning a BBA in Accounting, and worked in public accounting throughout most of his life. He founded two CPA firms: Parker and Rippy and later Parker and Company. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Ann Parker; by his parents, William Albion Parker and Mary Ellen Chamberlain Parker; and by his brothers, Norman Parker, Bill Parker, and Nelson Parker. He is survived by: his daughter, Ellen Parker Allen and husband Dave of Richardson, TX, daughter, Diane Parker Malone and husband Tim of Ft. Worth, TX; son, Charles Parker, Jr., and wife Kathy of Denton, TX;  and grandchildren, Wade Malone, Angela Allen Schroeder and husband Brian, Jodi Malone, Jeff Allen, Jennifer Parker, and Allison Parker. He is also survived by his sisters, Jane Erwin of Portland, OR, Viola  Mae Smith and Martha Lou Parker, both of Tulsa; by numerous nieces and nephews; and by his loving girlfriend of five years, Pat Maledon. Charlie was a flag-waving patriot, a proud member of the Cherokee Nation, a loving husband, and supportive father. A former president of the Tulsa Exchange Club, he also served the Exchange Club as Midwest District President. He and  Betty Ann were founding members of Asbury United Methodist Church. Service will be held Tuesday, November 10, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, at     2 p.m., interment following at Memorial Park Cemetery. Moore’s Southlawn 663-2233 share memories at http://www.moorefuneral.com  Charles Louis Parker, Sr.

Published in the Tulsa World

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