Vernon Gail Parker
11/16/1942 - 1/22/2020
Vernon Gail Parker, 77, of Waco, passed away Wednesday
January 22, 2020 at a local hospital in Waco Texas. Funeral services will be
Wednesday January 29, 2020 at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM. Burial
will follow in Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday January 28, from
6-8:00 pm with Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm in Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel. Gail
was born to Otis R. Parker and Luna Mae Shafer Parker on November 16, 1942 in
Chilton, Texas. Mr. Parker attended LaVega High School and after high school he
worked for Lone Star Gas for many years.
Gail was an avid Team Roper and was a member of the Texas Senior Pro
Association for more than 30 years. Gail
trained and broke rope horses most of his life. He raised and competed on many
horses throughout his life, and he loved his little brown gelding “Pistol”. He
was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lermon Parker, two sisters
Sandra Darren and Joyce Martin. Survivors include his wife of 54 years Rose
Marie Parker of Waco, Texas, daughter Christie Anz of Wortham, Texas,
granddaughter Hannah Gail Anz of Arlington, Texas., and sister Flossie M.
Fountain of Tampa, Florida.