Funeral services for J.T. Parker, 82, of Belton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dossman Funeral Home Chapel in Belton with the Revs. Weldon Hicks and Justin Childers officiating. Burial will follow at the Salado Cemetery.

Mr. Parker died June 22, 2013, in a Belton nursing home. He was born April 4, 1931, in Killeen to Willard and Kate (Thornton) Parker. He married Frankie McGuyer on Jan. 10, 1950, in Belton.

He was an active rancher and horseshoer for most of his working life. He also was a team roper and pick-up man. He was a member of the Bell County Cowboys and Cowgirls Ring of Honor.

Mr. Parker was a member of Miller Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Frankie McGuyer Parker of Belton; two sons, John Parker and his wife, Pat, of Temple and Jimmy Parker and his wife, Caroline, of Belton; two daughters, Lori Maples and her husband, W.B., of Copperas Cove and Tammi Patterson and her husband, Randy, of O’Fallon, Ill.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Miller Heights Baptist Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, which is in charge of arrangements.


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