Clarence D. “Dudley” Parker Jr.

February 06, 1924 ‒ October 20, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Clarence D. “Dudley” Parker Jr., 93, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday evening, October 20, 2017 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus in Mount Vernon.  He was born February 6, 1924 in Mount Vernon to the late Clarence D. and Mary E. (Winterringer) Parker Sr.

Dudley honorably served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corp as a Tail Gunner on a B-17 with over 30 bombing flights over France and Germany.  He retired from Cooper Energy Services where he worked in the warehouse. Dudley was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Utica.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting with his friends.

Dudley is survived by his children, Janice (Siegfried) Harrison of Mount Vernon and James (Pamela) Parker of Mount Vernon; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great- great granddaughter; brother, Robert Parker of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dudley was preceded in death by his wife, M. Jane Parker; sisters, Betty Jane Beckholt and Agnes Woodward; and brother, Vance Parker.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 with Mr. Doug Roush and Mr. Trevor Brailey officiating.  Dudley will be laid to rest beside his wife, Jane in Mound View Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Exchange Dr., Suite 170, Columbus, OH 43231.

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  • Sending my condolences to Dudley’s family. I am a cousin of Dudley’s although I do not think I remember ever meeting him, but my dad, Vaughn(Pete) spoke of him. I am the granddaughter of Forrest Parker.

  • RIP Dudley “candy man”. You came in to our lives only a short five years ago, in that time you won over our hearts. I will miss you coming over and sitting on the porch and talking with me and my children. The stories you told, your stubbornness when we would try and do the yard work so you didn’t have to, and watching the girls get so excited to see you come home with a pocketfull of candy for them. May you rest in peace along side your wife I know you dearly loved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family in their time of need.

    The Schaades

  • You will be missed Dudley! Loved seeing your smiling face. Many thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • I worked with Dudley at Coopers. I enjoyed him as a co-worker and later, after his retirement, was always happy to see him around town. Condolences to his family.

  • Dear Jim, Pam and Family; Janice, Sig and Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Dudley was such a kind and friendly man, and he will be remembered by everyone who came in contact with him. Our memories of him go way back many years, and we share in your loss. May it help to know that you have friends who care. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. Dudley was one of the nicest and sweetest people. He always had a smile on his face, a kind word to say and of course a sweet treat for you. I know he was very proud of his family and especially enjoyed watching his grandkids play ball. I will miss visiting with him at the ball fields. May he rest in peace.

  • To the family of Clarence Darrell Parker Jr.,: My sincere sympathy in your loss. He must have been a treasure to you. He was my 1st cousin 1 x removed thru Forrest “Bus” Parker (my grandfather) and Mary his daughter (my Mother). May he rest in peace with our Lord and his family.

    Brenda Frazier Flood

  • Jim and your entire family. We send our sympathy. You are so fortunate to have him for a nice long life, a real blessing. Ed and Linda Roshon

  • So sad to hear this. He was one of my favorites!!! He will be missed. Much love to your family. Mary Beth Reed

  • To Uncle Duds family,our Condolences. It had been many years sense i had seen him,but he was always a nice man.My Father speaks of him often.Our hearts go out to you. Mark Beckholt & Family.