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William "Lonnie" L. Parker

January 10, 1959 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 62)


William L. ‘Lonnie’ Parker, age 62, passed away all too soon on Friday morning, January 15, 2021 at his home in Indianapolis.  He was a former resident of Brown County.

Lonnie was born January 10, 1959 in Ft. Worth, Texas, to his parents, Walter L. and Clara J. (Mayfield) Parker. He was a 1977 graduate of Brown County High School and went on to serve as a Sergeant with the United States Army. Lonnie retired from Walmart, where he worked as a Manager for over 20 years in Texas.

Lonnie enjoyed the outdoors by taking long walks, hiking, fishing, hunting geodes & bittersweet, and landscaping his yard. He was a fan of Bret Favre and the Green Bay Packers. Lonnie will be remembered for being a hard worker, his great sense of humor, his laugh and his love for family. He will also be remembered for his excellent cake baking and decorating ability.  

Lonnie is survived by his fiancée, Teri Riley of Indianapolis; son, Tyler Parker of Texas; siblings, Joyce (Terry) Kirkwood of Texas, Terri (Ronald) Wetzel of Franklin, Debra (Ron) Cawood of Columbus, Walter (Susan) Parker of Oklahoma and Warren Lee (Melissa) Parker of Nashville; step-children, Derek Walker of Speedway, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ (Jonathan) Love and Kyle Walker, both of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Aurelius and Tallula Love; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Roxy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant sons; and a brother, Wendell Parker.  

The Rev. Matt Satter will conduct a graveside service on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Military rites will be presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.  All guests attending visitation and/or services will be required to wear a mask at all times in an effort to promote a safe environment.

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January 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center
179 E. Mulberry Street
Morgantown, IN 46160

Graveside Service
January 20, 2021

1:30 PM
Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville
Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448

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