Samuel Dale Parker, age 63, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Ardmore, Okla. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Nelda Cemetery with Pastor Randy Wade officiating.
Sammy was born on Oct. 28, 1954, in Ardmore, Okla., to Sam Parker Jr., and Pearl JoAnn (Taylor) Parker. After his mother married Ralph Marris, the family moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1964 and Samuel attended Tulsa Schools. While in Tulsa, he was baptized at Bowen Baptist Church. His family moved back to Ardmore, Okla., in 1968 and he attended and graduated from Dickson High School class of 1973. Sammy took a job working for Uniroyal, where he met Judy Day and then married her. From this union came his only child, Samuel Dewayne Parker. When his marriage ended, he attended Dallas Welding School and graduated in 1996. He then took a job as a welder in the Texas area. During this time, he met and married Carolyn Palmer in 1996, who he considered the love of his life. Later, he took a job with the Noble Drilling in the oil field industry where he loved working on the oil rigs. He enjoyed working on classic cars and motorcycles and collected them. His marriage ended in 2005 to Carolyn. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching his team, The Dallas Cowboys, going fishing, boating and cooking out on the grill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Parker Jr.; sisters, Freida and Brenda; brother, Quannah; and his stepfather, Ralph Marris.
Samuel is survived by his mother, Pearl JoAnn Marris; son, Samuel Dewayne Parker and wife Angie; three sisters, Angelia Marris, Cheba Douthit and Jeannie Daniel; three brothers, Roger Marris, Johnny Parker and Eric Parker; two granddaughters, Kaylie Parker and Tehya Parker; one aunt, Anna Bob; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mike Joe, Mark Joe, Rusty Douthit, Alfred Bob, Henry Avila and Tim Day.
A wake service will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Griffin~Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at www.griffinhillcrest.com.