Richard Parker Obituary, Richard Parker Has Sadly Passed Away

Richard Parker Death, Obituary- We are saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Parker, husband to Sandra and father to Hayley and Ben. Richard was here whilst Hayley was with MKAOS, playing King Rat, Prof Craquepotte and Windy/Huntsman in Snow White. A lovely, lovely man.
The funeral will take place at Crownhill Crematorium on Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 13:15, followed by refreshments at The Prince George, Tattenhoe. Our condolences to to all his family. Richard Shawn Parker was born May 28, 1970 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Rickey J. Parker and Linda (Newman) Parker. He passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023 at his home in McAlester, Oklahoma at the age of 52.


Richard grew up in Wetumka, Oklahoma and was a 1988 graduate of Wetumka High School. He later attended East Central University in Ada where he received a degree in Criminal Justice. After college he went to work for the Pittsburgh County Sheriff’s Office and then, in July of 1996, went to work as an officer of the McAlester Police Department where he was currently serving as Captain.

Captain Parker was a certified Drug Recognition Expert and OHP Cadet Lawman Academy Instructor. He had also worked with McAlester SWAT and as a Firearms Instructor. In his free time, he loved being outdoors. Hunting, fishing, boating and vacationing especially. Captain Parker loved his family and friends dearly and will be terribly missed. He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Parker. Survivors include his children, Hayden Parker and Haylee Boatright of McAlester and his father, Rickey J. Parker of Wetumka. He is also survived by Marcia Parker of McAlester and a host of cousins and dear friends. Serving as active pallbearers will be the Tulsa Police Department Honor Guard.

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