Darren Parker, age 50, passed away on Dec. 8, 2019, in Lone Grove.


Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 in The Chapel at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home. Cremation services under the direction of Griffin~ Hillcrest Crematory.


Darren was born in Biloxi, Miss., on Jan. 27, 1969, to Clarence Parker and Shirley (Cook) Parker. The family moved to Ardmore where he attended and graduated from Dickson High School. He worked as a warehouse supervisor for many years in Oklahoma and Texas. Darren married Shirley Danette Blanton in 1988 in Ardmore. They moved to Loveland, Colo., in 2002 where he was an area supervisor of nine sonic restaurants. Because of an auto accident in 2005, he was forced into retirement. They moved back to Ardmore in 2007 to be closer to family support and one year later his marriage to Shirley ended. In his retirement, he loved to follow his 49ers and listen to music. His favorite hobby was spoiling his grandkids.


He was preceded in death by his mother, and sister, Tammy Frech.


Darren is survived by his children: Dustin Parker and wife Jessica, and Dylan Parker and wife Mauntayzia, all of Ardmore. Two grandchildren: Lainey Sue Parker and Leonia Douglas Parker, both of Ardmore, father Clarence Parker of Lone Grove, sister Sandy Gaston and husband Jimmy of Austin, Texas, grandmother Alta Parker of Lone Grove and special cousin Cecil Kent of Hugo, Okla.


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