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Lewis Parker

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Lewis Parker

Lewis R. “L.R.” Parker, 81, of Gas, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his home.
L.R. was born May 7, 1932, in Joplin, Mo., the son of Edgar and Janie (Foster) Parker. He attended schools in Joplin and graduated from Joplin High School in 1950.    
He worked for Sears in Joplin and Tulsa before moving to Iola in 1964 as a service repairman for Sears. He worked for Western Auto and H.L. Miller before becoming maintenance supervisor for Herff-Jones in 1973 where he worked 17 years.
L.R. married Betty Stapleton in 1978 and they made their home in Gas. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Chanute.
Survivors include his wife Betty of 35 years; three daughters, Reva Thomas and husband, Terry, Sherry Jones and husband, Kevin, all of Wheatland, Mo., and Angela George and husband, Mike, of Humboldt; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and one sister, Wathena Watts of Joplin, Mo.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m., today at Highland Cemetery in Iola. Friends and family will meet at the Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Chapel at 1:30 p.m. before leaving for the cemetery.
Memorials may be left to Grace Episcopal Church or Cancer Center of Chanute and left with the chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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