Horace Samuel Parker Jr. was born Oct. 5, 1946 in Hichita to Horace Samuel Parker Sr. and Juanita Mae (Tribbey) Parker. He died Nov. 17, 2019 in Tulsa at the age of 73.
Sammy was raised on Tiger Mountain most of his life and a resident of Henryetta. He graduated from Dewar High School in 1964. Sammy worked at Safeway for 15 years and later was self-employed before retiring from CP Kelco in Okmulgee in 2012.
He is survived by his three sons: Brian Parker and wife Diane of Lowell, Indiana, David Parker and wife Kim of Henryetta and Chris Parker and wife Shelly of Henryetta; one brother, David C. Parker of Oologah; three sisters: Brenda Smith and husband Merle of Bartlesville, Carol Pulliam and husband Larry of Springer, Okla., and JanNell Johnson and husband Dennis of Henryetta; five grandchildren: Amanda, Lauren and Blake Parker and Geena Powell and Billie Boatright; six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and Joyce Boyster of Henryetta.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Brian Parker, David Parker, Jeremy Johnson, Mark Johnson, Chris Parker and James Smith.
Honorary bearers include, Karl Pulliam, Blake Parker, Blake Powell and Aaron Boatright.
Funeral services will be held Nov. 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah with Bro. Jack Vance officiating. Interment will be at the Westlawn Cemetery, Henryetta.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma.