In Loving Memory

Marvin “Ray” Parker

May 10, 1949 - July 12, 2020

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Marvin Ray Parker, a native of Alexandria, LA and a resident of Foley, AL, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the age of 71.

Ray was a graduate of Louisiana State University and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He loved being outdoors.  Ray was a member of the American Legion, Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  He retired from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in 2012.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Vassar Lee Parker, and Nellie Wesson Parker; and sisters, Liz Parker and Kerry Parker Guillory.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Donna Lynch Parker; step-son, Bryan Langston and his wife, Kelli House Langston of Quincy, IL; and two grandchildren, Max and Ben Langston; brother, Dale Parker of Mary Esther, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

No services have been scheduled at this time, but a memorial service will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com  Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

4 Comments

  1. Mary Turberville

    It was an honor to know a wonderful man. He will truly miss by all. I could asked for a better friend of Donna and Ray. My prayers are with y’all during this time. When I had a bad Ray would make a joke then I would forget what I was upset about.

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  2. Janie VonLehmden

    Forever in our hearts 💕
    May God keep you and yours in his loving embrace during this trying time❣️❣️🙏🙏

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  3. Scott Cannon

    I met Ray back in 1992/3, through my friendship with Bryan. With each visit, Ray and Donna were always warm and welcoming. Ray had this giant spreadsheet on the dining room table of every TX Lottery number drawn and he was always willing to talk about how he was going to hit the “Big One” one day. When I’d inquire about his strategy, he’d inform me it was a trade secret. I’d ask every visit, but he wouldn’t crack. Little did he know; when he wasn’t home, I’d thumb through each page trying to decipher his code…I couldn’t and didn’t.
    I have fond memories of my visits. Ray was always nice to me and all of our friends. What more could a 16 year old ask for…
    Donna, Bryan, Kelli and family, I wish I had the vocabulary to comfort and heal. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  4. Richard Sheely

    Donna, I am devastated as I know you and your family are. I learned of Ray’s passing early on Wednesday while I was on the the way to a Sons of Confederate Veterans Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. I was unable to respond to you until now. I had met Ray several years ago when he volunteered to care for the graves of 3 Confederate Veterans in Stockton, Alabama. Ray was a great individual who displayed a quiet but selfless air, he was much admired and loved by his fellow Compatriots of the Fort Blakeley Camp 1864, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and especially by myself. I will miss him greatly. May God be with your entire family during this trial. Richard W. Sheely

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