John Morgan Parker

John Morgan Parker, 59, of Texas City, passed away Saturday July 2, 2022, in Texas City. John was born February 27, 1963, in Texas City, to Patricia and Edwin Parker, Jr.

He was a lifelong resident of Texas City. John retired from the Texas City Police Department with over twenty years of service.  He was a Mason and a Shriner, and an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a devoted husband, an exceptional father, and a loving Papa to his two “babies”.

John was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Shelley Parker; two daughters: Christine Ventura (Chaz) and Jennifer Conner; one sister: Cynthia “Cindy” Elliott (Dr. Max Elliott); two brothers: Edwin Parker III (Teri) and Stephen Parker; two grandchildren: Chloe Ventura and Cara Ventura.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, TX.  A service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 10:00AM, also at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Parker, Jess Colwell, Earl Mendenhall, Paul Edinburgh, Rex Spottedbear, and Clay Ruyle.



  1. To the good Lord you have gone. Farewell Brother.

    Jess Colwell
  2. Gone to soon but will never be forgotten. John will surely be missed. A giant of a man with an even bigger heart for his family. He loved his girls and his grand babies were his eyes. He was so proud of his family. He may have not been healed on this earth but I know he is healed in heaven. I am so heartbroken for my granddaughter’s, son and daughter in law. I pray God’s presence bring you comfort. God is close to the broken-hearted.

    Alfonso and Pantelia Spetsiotis-Vazquez
  3. While I am too new to Texas City to have known John, I have suffered losses of many family members and my husband, and I know well how sad you are feeling. Please know he is with God and all will be well in time. Carol J. Rhodes, CPA Class 34.

    Carol J. Rhodes
  4. John you have laid down your working tools and gone from us,but
    we shall all meet again. Farewell brother, it was a pleasure to have known
    My heartfelt condolences to the family.

    James Colwell
  5. Old friend you will surely be missed. I am so sad that we were not able to see each other more over the last several years. I know you are with Jesus now without pain and suffering. You have always been one of my very best friends.

    Darryl Helton
  6. A good man gone too soon ! Enjoyed working with you at the Port of Galveston
    Police Department . Rest In Peace ,Brother !

    Armando Torres
  7. John you were a co worker and also my friend. I , we will miss you and your jokes. It will not be the same without you! We had a lot in common, a law enforcement career, love of family, history, and traveling just to name a few. Your earthly time has ended and your heavenly time has started. I know you will watch over us from above. May God bless and keep you, rest in peace .

    K.J.”Buddy ” DeVillier

    Kermit Jean DeVillier

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