John Douglas Parker

January 22, 1943 - August 19, 2023
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel
Monday 1/22, 2:00 pm

John Douglas Parker, 80, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 19, 2023, at his home in Houston. Doug was born in Big Spring, Texas, Jan. 22, 1943 to Dennis Weldon and Effie Dell Parker. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1961, received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Government from the University of TexasContinue Reading

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Gina Busby McMaster left a message on January 23, 2024:
Coach Parker was a favorite teacher of mine, making history class lively and interesting . God bless his family.
Terrell Benold left a message on January 23, 2024:
Coach Parker was my biggest influence at GHS, coaching me in Freshman football, Varsity basketball and golf. He seemed old to us (at age 30 or so!), as he always carried himself with such dignity and class, and he was inscrutable to us. We could tell he was smart. We knew of his pretty wife and found out where he lived, but the rest of his life story was a mystery to us -- I wish I'd known more about him then. On one occasion I saw the kind heart beneath his tough exterior -- on July 4 my girlfriend and I were sitting on the lawn of the old GCC, waiting for the fireworks. Coach Parker walked by and said something about how many points I was going to score in the next basketball season, for the sole reason of making me look good in front of her. I always regretted not being able to live up to his hopes for me.
Tim Mickan left a message on September 11, 2023:
Coach, Thanks for a life lesson my freshman year at Georgetown High School. You pushed me as a 2nd stringer to try and do better or quit. I almost quit. Your tough stance taken on your players took us to an undefeated season. I never played much, but your leadership took me the following three years to starting both on offense and defense. You made me earn it. Although I have not seen you in 50 plus years, you are with me everyday as a teacher and guide. Thanks for being tough, I am trying to instill the same in my kids. Comfort and Peace to the family. Tim Mickan Walburg, Texas
Pam Mickan Hughes left a message on September 11, 2023:
Prayers for Peace for Donna and the Parker family. Coach Parker was one of our favorite at GHS. 💙🦅 I didn’t realize his roots ran so deep in West Texas, and I hope to be present at his service in January.
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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