MOUNT VERNON — Clarence D. “Dudley” Parker Jr., 93, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 20, 2017, at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus in Mount Vernon. He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Mount Vernon to the late Clarence D. and Mary E. (Winterringer) Parker Sr.
Dudley honorably served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corp. as a Tail Gunner on a B-17, with over 30 bombing flights over France and Germany. He retired from Cooper Energy Services where he worked in the warehouse. Dudley was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Utica. He enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting with his friends.
Dudley is survived by his children, Janice (Siegfried) Harrison of Mount Vernon and James (Pamela) Parker of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Robert Parker of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dudley was preceded in death by his wife, M. Jane Parker; sisters, Betty Jane Beckholt and Agnes Woodward; and brother, Vance Parker.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, with Mr. Doug Roush and Mr. Trevor Brailey officiating. Dudley will be laid to rest beside his wife, Jane, in Mound View Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Exchange Dr., Suite 170, Columbus, OH 43231.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Clarence D. “Dudley” Parker Jr.