RISCO - Grover "Buddy" Parker, 69, died July 14, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 3, 1938, in Truman, Ark., to the late Robert E. Lee and Ruby Augustine Rollins Parker, he was the former police chief of Risco and a U.S. Navy veteran. On June 15, 1959, in Tulot Ark., he married Edna Ruthie May Maclin, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sons, Robert Parker of Marion, Ark., David Parker of Norfork, Ark., Donald Parker of Campbell and Randall Parker of Pontiac, Mich.; three daughters, Mary Landers of Risco, Libby Wilson of Catron, and Ruth Matlock of Bell City; one brother, Alfred Parker of Sawyer, Mich.; two sisters, Dorothy Vonruedisch of Fisk and Florence Monehan of Dexter; and 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were: three brothers, G.R. Parker, Jimmy Parker and Jesse Parker; one sister, Mary Louise Lung; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. tonight at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden. The Rev. Richard Blagg will officiate.