Roy Lee Parker © Cheyenne Star Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Roy Lee Parker, 69, who was born in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma and graduated from high school in Elk City, died February 16, 2002 in Odessa, Texas, where he lived 34 years.
The funeral and burial in Odessa was February 18, 2002.
The son of the late Eual Parker and Ethel Smith Parker Nance, he also was the grandson and great grandson of Oklahoma pioneers.
He was a retired oil exploration specialist and business man.
In 1959, he went to Libya as a drilling supervisor and later also worked in Nigeria for the Gulf Oil Corp.
When he returned to the United States in 1966, he lived for a time in Monahans, Texas, before settling in Odessa where he owned or was a partner in several ventures, and became widely known as a firefighting specialist with his own business. He also worked as a drilling and production consultant for several other companies and formed a partnership that builttrailer-mounted oilfield pipe inspection machines.
He is survived by a son, Nolan Eual Parker of Lindale, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Jean Slade of Tyler, Texas; and Mrs. Lee Polette Perkins of Midland, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Other survivors include two aunts, Mrs. Lucille Smith Little of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Donna Smith Parker of Ponca City; two uncles, Richard Smith of Cheyenne; Lloyd Smith of Oklahoma City; as well as other relatives and friends.
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