James Floyd Parker, 72, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Decatur.
Funeral was April 23 at the First Baptist Church in Alvord with Bill Cleveland officiating. Burial was at Alvord Cemetery under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
James was born March 26, 1941, to Floyd and Helen (Putman) Parker in Potosi. He graduated from Monahans High School in 1959 and served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
James managed Texas Lease Works in Monahans for several years and later was a truck driver for numerous companies. He was an avid horseman and enjoyed raising Quarter and Paint horses for racing and showing.
James was also a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Alvord. He is remembered with love and appreciation for his devoted years of life as a husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Helen Parker; sisters Shirley Simpson and Nell Berry; and grandson Brogan Hamilton.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Parker of Alvord; children Guy Parker and wife, Charity, of Commerce, Ga., Latonne Batchelor and husband, Kenny, of Bosier City, La., Laura Davila and husband, Robert, of Alvord, and Randy Hamilton and wife, Kaysi, of Alvord; grandchildren Austin Parker, Seth Parker and Noah Parker of Commerce, Ga., Naudia Meador and husband, Justin, Scotty Batchelor, Harley Davila, Riley Davila, Tawni Hamilton, Blaine, Bailey and Cutter Hamilton, all of Alvord; great-granddaughter Tensley Meador; brother Tom Parker and wife, Billie, of Decatur; sister Nancy Crider and husband, Bobby, of Crane; and numerous nieces and nephews.