Jeffrey Lee Parker, 57, of Blanchard, OK unexpectedly passed away on Friday, December 6th, 2019 in Tyler, TX following a motor vehicle accident. Jeff was born on June 24, 1962 in Nowata, Oklahoma to Jimmy Parker and Juanita Robinson Enloe. Jeff was raised in Elmwood, OK on the family dairy farm along with his 2 Sisters Pam and Julie and brother Darrell. When he was younger, Jeff was active in 4-H, showing livestock, riding his Honda dirt bike, milking cows and was an all around farm kid. He attended the small rural elementary school, Garrett Elementary, from first grade through eighth grade. Jeff graduated in 1980 from Balko High School in Balko, Ok, where he excelled in FFA, Football, and Basketball.
Jeff raised his family in Guymon and Hooker, OK. In the twilight of raising his family, Jeff finished his college degree receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.
Jeff was blessed with three sons, Jeremy, Zach and Seth. He worked hard to provide for them and made sure he raised them to be hard working and well-rounded men. In 1989 Jeff began working for Mobil which was the start of a 30 year career with the company. He was persistent over the years as the company merged and morphed. Throughout his career, his advancements and achievements led to his final title as Superintendent of Production Operations for Exxon Mobil's Unconventional Oil and Gas Eastern Business Unit. On Saturday November 30th Jeff, along with his family and co-workers, celebrated his 30 year tenure with ExxonMobil.
Aside from working, Jeff loved being outdoors, whether he was on his tractor doing endless projects, hunting any and all game, shooting targets with kids and grandkids or relaxing with his loved ones on the water, the expected answer for: Where is Jeff, Dad, or Papa was …”he’s outside”. He was also an avid gun collector and has an impressive array of firearms. Jeff really was the epitome of the term “Outdoorsmen.”
Jeff loved his family especially his grandchildren. He spent countless hours chasing his grandchildren’s ball games, loved finding time to sneak away for quick ski, hunting and camping trips, and did his best to fulfill the seeming unlimited requests to ride the jet ski, 4-wheeler, and go-karts. The stories and discussions at the fire pit while roasting marshmallows and hot dogs will be cherished.
Jeff was preceded in death by:
Grandparents: Richard & Florene Parker of Elmwood, OK
Jasper & Opal Robinson of Talala, OK
An infant sister, Juanita Jean Parker.
He is survived by:
Father, Jimmy L. and Rita Parker, of Ardmore, OK
Mother, Juanita Enloe and Husband Don of Collinsville, OK
Wife Christie Harmon-Parker;
Son, Jeremy Parker & wife Misty, of Hooker, OK
Son, Zach Parker & wife Monica, of Hooker, OK
Son, Seth Parker, of Lubbock Texas
The mother of his children, Rhonda Parker of Hooker, OK
Step Children: Danielle Palmer, Chris Harmon
Sister, Pam Edwards & husband Jerry, of Balko, OK
Brother, Darrell Parker & wife Tammie, of Wilson, OK
Sister, Julie Dennis & husband Scott of Talala, OK
Grandchildren: Taelor, Haylee, Jaxson, Gavynn, Jordyn, Peyton, Trevor, and Myra Parker, Myzell Ramirez, David and Angel Harmon. As well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Favorite Furry Son: Harmon Parker (Jeff & Christie’s Sharpei)
Jeff will be missed by all of those who loved him, however, his principles, work ethic and character will always be remembered.
Donations in his memory may be made to:
Hooker Bulldog Network care of the Hooker Educational Foundation https://www.guidestar.org/profile/73-1292864