Jayton- Roy Harold Parker, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the First Assembly of God Church in Jayton. Burial will be in Jayton Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral home Chapel.
Born August 12, 1933, in Stonewall County, Harold was the son of the late Alton B and Nola (Womack) Parker. He graduated from high school and attended Tarleton State College. Harold married the love of his life Vera Mae Stanaland on July 1, 1958, in Jayton. They made their home in Hobbs, NM before moving to Jayton in 1962. Harold was a hardworking farmer. He enjoyed gardening, where he shared peas, watermelon, and cantaloupe with his community. Harold loved spending time with his family, taking vacations to Red River NM, and annual fishing trips to East Texas. He was a Christian.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Alton B Parker. He was also preceded in death by his special 4-legged friend, his corgi named Lexie, that he spoon-fed breakfast every morning.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Vera Parker; three sons, Harold Parker (Deborah), Bryan Parker, and Michael Parker (Lisa); grandchildren, Leslie Stevens (Lane), Laci Parker (Frank Espino), Megan Parker, Drew Parker (Carissa), Cassidy White (Alicia) and Denise Parker; seven great-grandchildren, Emma and Mason Stevens, Hayden Morris, Kymber and Paisley White, and Noah and Elijah Gast; and two sisters, Jean Craft and Sue Smith, and a host of nieces and nephews.