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Patti J. Parker

Glenwood, AR, 1938 - 2022

Patti J Parker, 84, of Glenwood, died October 20, 2022, in her home surrounded by her children.
She was born January 31, 1938, at Star of the West, the daughter of Crawford and Vesta (Meeks) Boyd. On June 4, 1960, she married Don Paul Parker, who proceeded her in death, August 9, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Ellouise Conway.
Patti graduated from Glenwood High School in 1956, received her Bachelor's degree from Henderson State Teacher's College in 1960, and received her Master's in Business Education from Henderson State College in 1969. She was a business teacher and yearbook sponsor for 32 years. The majority of that time was spent in Mabelvale Jr. High and Cloverdale Jr. High in Little Rock. She served on the Glenwood City Council for 8 years and City Recorder/Treasurer.
She is survived by her children, Donna (Mike) Williams of Glenwood, Deanna (Jeff) Porter of Bryant, and Darby Parker of Greenbrier; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, VT Boyd of Cortez, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Jackie Rodgers of El Dorado; her special traveling buddy, Marilyn Hays of Little Rock; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Graveside services were held 2 p.m. October 24, in Shiloh Cemetery, Newhope. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shiloh Cemetery Fund, Star of the West, c/o Kevin Marshall 242 W Robinson Rd, DeQueen, Ark. 71832. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Glenwood. Guest registry is at

Published October 26, 2022