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Fred Parker

May 18, 1920 — August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011 Fred Douglas "Cochise" Parker of Tulsa entered eternal life February 16, 2011 at the age of 90. He was born May 18, 1920 in Okmulgee to Flavors and Ida (Suddeth) Parker. Fred served his country honorably as a Military Policeman in the United States Army, C.C. Camp Division. On January 29, 1947, he married Erma (Hale). To this union 9 children were born: Freddie, Sue, Curmey, Mark, Yvoughn, Jimmy, Gail, Joyce and Tena. He was self-employed and owned several businesses including lawn care, auto mechanic repair and auto salvage services. He enjoyed fixing cars and watching boxing. On June 3, 2000, he married Ozetta (Walker) at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The family included 4 stepsons:
Kenneth, Dwight, Wayne and Zachery Gerard Bruner, that helped their mother care for Fred during his illness. Fred is survived by his loving wife Ozetta Parker; Zachery Bruner;
brothers: Billy Parker (Lizzie Mae), James C. Parker, and Ed Parker (Hazel); his children by Erma Parker: Freddie Ballard (Julius), Sue (Parker) Hood, Mark Parker (Armoustean), Yvoughn Orr (Rahe), Gail (Parker) Franks, Joyce Trevillion (Jeff), and Tena Parker (Larry);
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and 2 special nieces: Lucille Parker and Billy Ruth Parker, because they brought gladness to Fred by their kindness and continual care throughout his life. Fred was preceded in death by his first wife Erma Parker; and sons: Curmey, Jimmy, Kenneth, Dwight and Wayne; brothers: Herman, Curtis, Carl, LeRoy and Frank; and sisters: Emma and Elizabeth. Viewing: 12-5PM Saturday, February 19, 9AM-3PM Monday, February 21, and 9AM-6PM Tuesday, February 22; wake: 6PM Tuesday, February 22; service: 11AM Wednesday, February 23 at Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; interment: Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Kennedy-Kennard Funeral &
Cremation, 918.251.5331.

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