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Arbie Lee Parker, Sr.

February 13, 1941 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 78)

Arbie Lee Parker, Sr. was born February 13, 1941 to Mollie Parker in Opelika, Alabama. He departed this life on Monday, June 17, 2019.

He graduated high school and college, after graduating college he enlisted in the United States Navy on June 29, 1960. He received an honorable discharge on February 25, 1965. After leaving the Navy he relocated to Gary, Indiana. He gained employment with US Steel and retired after 35 years of dedicated service.

Arbie relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana and was a resident for three and half years. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and great grandpa.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Arbie Parker, Jr., Larry Coleman, Kevin Coleman and Jermaine Parker all of Gary, Indiana; daughters, Carmelita Parker of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lashanda Parker and Marcy Parker both of Gary, Indiana; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mollie Parker; brothers, Eddie Louis and Robert Parker; sister, Minnie Parker; his favorite two cousins, Mary Alice and Kat Thomas.

Burial in Marion National Cemetery


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