Don Clayton Parker

 Don Clayton Parker, 54, a lifelong resident of Houston, TX was born February 9th 1963 to Jerry Burns Parker and Donell Woodruff Parker.

Don went to be with the Lord on April 26th 2017.  He attended Milby High School, Class of 1983.  Don proudly served his country in the United States Navy; he went on to complete his Associate of Arts degree and attended Barber College where he practiced his craft for 35 years.

Don was extremely intelligent with a heart of gold.  He absolutely loved to read, watch movies and most importantly he loved the Lord.  He was passionate about visiting and ministering to the less fortunate.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; he later converted to the Catholic faith.

Don is preceded in death by paternal grandparents: Clayton Charles Parker and Lucille Burns Parker (Mama);  maternal grandparents Don Beck Woodruff and Mary Wheelock Woodruff.

He is survived by his parents Jerry and Donell Parker; children: one son, Adrian Ibarra Parker, wife Julie and one daughter, Jessica Michelle Parker; grandchildren Marshall Gonzales, Maverick Gonzales and Pierce Parker; sisters Alicia Harris and Annelle Holden, husband Kurt; nieces and nephews Lindsay Harris, Clay Holden, Kyle Holden, Kate Holden and Abigail Holden.

The family will hold a private burial at a later date in Gilmer, Texas.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Magnificat House, 3300 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77004; or to the charity of your choice.



  1. Sincere condolences and God Bless the family.

    Les Rinehart
  2. Thoughts and prayers to family

    Richard McBride
  3. I am very sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Carrie Cearnal Wright
  4. So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family! May his peace comfort you in this time of sorrow!

    Lacrecia Turlington
  5. Prayers to you and your family. I remember him in high school we graduated together and had a few classes together. He was always kind to everyone. Fly high

    Melanie Turpin
  6. Don, Donell, Alicia and Annelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. All the time I spent at your house is remembered with Don there and happy memories.

    Donna Jackson
  7. Donell I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words. Prayers for you and your family. Your Soap Emporium family.

    Kristy Cotterell
  8. So sorry for your loss.
    Joy Langerhans Smith

    Joyce Smith
  9. I am so sorry for your loss, my prayer are with you all.

    Dana Milburn
  10. Sorry for your loss to the holden family ,god bless you all.

    Todd Alexander
  11. Sorry for your loss Jessica ,Jackie and I will pray for you and your family.

  12. I miss you. Things have been tough and I wish I could just call you.


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