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Wesley Parker


November 2, 1947
September 14, 2020


Wesley Parker, 72, of Centralia passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Bryan Manor in Centralia. He was born on November 2, 1947 the son of Raymond Sr. and Imogene (Shanafelt) Parker in Vandalia.

Survivors include his devoted sister, Lynda Sue Booth of Marion; loved nieces and nephews, DeAnna Herzog (Bradley) of Marion, and Lori Howell of Marion; cherished great-nieces and great-nephews, Joey Groves (Katie), Megan Groves, Katy McCree (Evan), Bo Harris, and Landon Howell; and several cousins, and extended family.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by both his parents, Raymond Sr. and Imogene Parker.

Wesley had a kind spirit and loved his family. He liked to listen to country music and especially enjoyed any song sang by Elvis. He was a true fan of baseball and always rooted on his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a definite sweet tooth and loved to have a Dairy Queen Blizzard and go out to eat. Wesley had a soft spot in his heart for his great-nieces and great-nephews and shared many fun memories with them. Wesley brought joy and smiles to all those in his family and his loving ways will continue to live in their hearts.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home is privileged to be assisting the family of Wesley Parker with arrangements. Due to the current health concerns, a graveside service was held privately at Patoka City Cemetery with Minister Micah Schnautz officiating. Memorials may be made in Wesley’s honor to Alzheimer Association and/or Bryan Manor’s Activity Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home in Centralia. Online condolences and memories of Wesley may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.