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Algernon B. D. "Gernie" Parker, Jr.

July 26, 1928 ~ February 18, 2021 (age 92)

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Algernon B. D. “Gernie” Parker, Jr. It is with personal sadness but spiritual joy that we announce the death of Algernon Bell Dickson Parker, Jr., age 92. He died as he wished, in his home in Muddy Creek Township in Butler County in the loving presence of his family on Thursday, February 18, 2021.  Affectionately known as “Gernie”, Mr. Parker was previously from Zelienople, Dallas, TX and his home town of Avalon.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Japan during the post-war occupation.  After his military service, he returned to Pittsburgh to become a part of Parker Chevrolet, his family’s dealership in McKees Rocks and Bellevue.  Following the closure of the dealership, he relocated to Dallas, Texas, where he worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital.  After retirement he returned to Pennsylvania.

He was active with the OldTymer’s of the North Boros and involved in several Scottish Heritage organizations and sixty plus years pursuing his family’s genealogy.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Jean Williams Parker. 

He is survived by daughter, Connie Parker Pinkerton (James) of Muddy Creek Twp., sons, Gernie Scott Parker (Christine) of Ross Twp., and Thomas Kirk Parker (Dana) of Allen, TX, a sister, Lorraine Snodgrass of McCandless Twp., grandchildren, Cortney Taylor of Dallas, TX, Leah Chandler of Tyler, TX, Adam Cole of Dallas, TX, Kirk Parker of Thornton, CO, Gernie Matthew Parker of Sharpsville, PA, Derek Parker of Sachse, TX, and Bryce Parker of Farmington, AK as well as by twelve great grandchildren, an uncle, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials in his memory, if desired may be made to the American Bible Society, 101 North Independence Mall East, F18, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155.

Out of respect of the Covid 19 circumstances, services and interment were held within the privacy of the family.

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