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William Randy Parker

August 5, 1948 — April 7, 2024

Funeral Services for Mr. William "Randy" Parker, age 75 of Leeds, will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home with Father Patrick Cullen officiating. Burial will follow at the adjoining gardens.

Mr. Parker passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at UAB Hospital.

Randy grew up in the Green Acres neighborhood of Birmingham and graduated from Jones Valley High School in 1967. He attended Bessemer State Technical College where he received a degree in electronics. He worked at the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 at the Birmingham Airport for 34 years, maintaining the aviation systems of the National Guard helicopters. He was a longtime member of the Alabama National Guard, 117th Aviation Regiment. He served a tour of active duty in the Middle East during 2003-2004. He was very proud to serve our country as a member of the United States Military.

Even though Randy wasn't Catholic, he considered St. Francis Xavier as his church. During the time that his son attended school there, Randy was very active on the parish sports committee and coached the youth soccer team.

Randy was a wonderful husband and father and he loved his family dearly.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Jeff, by his parents, Sevie and Evelyn Parker, ad by his sister, Jean Lane.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Abbott Parker, his son, Andrew Parker, his aunt, Gail Frazier, his cousins, Theresa Frazier, Douglas Sadberry (Evonne) and Susan Duvall. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, John Abbott and wife Dede, his nieces, Missy (Phil) Holly, Amanda Abbott (Alex), his great nephews, Daniel and Noah Holly and great niece, SaraBeth Holly. He also had a large extended family who loved him very much.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 from 9:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to Nazareth House, a ministry for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, P.O. Box 19548 Birmingham, AL 35219-9548.

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Visitation

Friday, April 12, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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