Joseph Grover Parker, Jr., age 84, a native and resident of Foley, AL went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 with family by his side.
Grover was a devoted husband and father. Proverbs 20:7 says, “The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.” He was married to the love of his life, Bonnie, for 54 years. He always grew a beautiful garden that was admired by many while passing by their home. He spent many hours with pencil in hand, writing poetry. He was a very hard worker who farmed his land as well as working a full-time job at Monsanto in Pensacola, FL. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Foley, AL.
Grover is preceded in death by his loving wife, Bonnie; his parents, Joseph and Gladys; his brother, Willard; and sisters, Loretta, Thelma and Geneva.
He is survived by his five children, Michael, Mark (Mary), Julie (Mike), Mary Lou (Chuck) and Jimmy (Marvette); fourteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church Cemetery, 601 W Laurel Ave., Foley, AL on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. for family and friends to honor Grover. Military honors will be rendered by the U.S Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 19197 County Road 12 S, Foley, AL 36535.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.