Frank H Parker
Frank H. Parker, Jr., age 81, of Polo, MO, passed away on June 1, 2019, at Liberty Hospital.
Frank was born on June 18, 1937, in Kidder. He grew up in Kidder and Kingston and then graduated from Polo High School.
On May 2, 1966, Frank ran off with Rita Crist to Miami, OK, where they eloped and began a life of small farming and raising a big family. His kids and grandkids were the joys of his life and kept him busy. Over the years, he worked at Chadwick Implement, MFA Oil, Buck Construction, Miller Construction, and Western Missouri Correctional Center, where he retired in 2011.
After retirement, he enjoyed spending time at home with grandchildren, drinking coffee up at the restaurant, assembling puzzles, collecting coins, feeding the animals, and reporting the number of eggs he would gather from the chickens every day.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Geneva Parker; his step-mom, Mary Parker; and his sisters, Doris Phillips, Helen Baker and Ruby Bohrn.
Frank is survived by his wife Rita Parker; his six children, Pam Parker, Teresa Parker, Terry Parker (Cindy), Twyla Chrostowski (Mike), Eric Parker (Brandie), and Ashley Parker; 11 grandchildren, Terrence, James, Dallas, Cheyenne, Drake, Ty, Lexi, Maranda, Lydia, Emersyn and Stella; three great-grandchildren, Hensley, Lincoln and Harper; and his sister, Ann Carroll (A.J.).
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Polo-Faith Assembly of God Church. The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Polo-Faith Assembly of God Church or the Lawson Assembly of God Church.