Carol Dean Parker

November 24, 1939 ‒ February 20, 2003

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Carol Dean Parker, 63, of Leedy Road, Bellville, died Thursday morning February 20, 2003 in Cancer Treatment Center of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a five-month illness.

He was born November 24, 1939 in Sarton, West Virginia to Elmer and Helen (Weikle) Parker, and had lived in the Bellville area most of his life.

Carol had worked more the 15 years as a crane operator with Eichleay Corporation in the AK Steel plant as a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union, retiring three years ago.

He was a member of Green Valley Southern Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, where he served the congregation as usher, on the grounds committee, and was recently voted to serve as a teller.

Carol was a member of the National Rifle Association, and was an avid fisherman. He’d keep a deep freeze stocked for regular fish fries, which became large social events for family and friends. He kept property at Apple Valley in Knox County, his favorite fishing spot, and became skilled at cleaning and filleting fish. One of his prize catches was a nearly eleven pound bass he landed from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

He is survived by his wife Leveta H. (Weikle) Parker, whom he married November 24, 1972; five daughters and three sons-in-law Sue Webb and Roxanna and Verne Ackerman all of Bellville, Christine and Jimmy Bremer of Dixon, Missouri, Sharon Parker of Butler and Stacie and Ralph Jenkins of Mount Sterling, Kentucky; six grandchildren Tony Ocheltree, Chris Lee, Mistie Ackerman, Emily Parker, Dean Jenkins, and Dana Jenkins; two great grandchildren Stephen Ocheltree and Greg Lee; his mother of Bellville; and a sister-in-law Kathy Parker of Mansfield.

His father preceded him in death, as did a brother Denver Parker.

Friends may call Sunday February 23, 2003 from 2-5 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The service celebrating his home-going will be held Monday at 10:30 am in Green Valley Southern Baptist Church, 1680 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Daniel R. Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions Cancer Treatment Center of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma, may be made at the funeral home.