Parker, Edward Lee |1917-2015|

Obituary
East Liverpool Review
[East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio]
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Page 5A

Ed Lee Parker, 97

WELLSVILLE-Ed Lee Parker, age 97, of Wellsville passed away at East Liverpool City Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, after a brief illness.

The son of the late Edmond and Edith (Ingram) Parker, he was born in Wilcox, Alabama on May 4, 1917 and had lived in the area most of his life. Mr. Parker was a graduate of the former Irondale High School and was a graduate of Pennsylvania Institute of Barbering in Pittsburgh, Pa. He had been employed at the former Crucible Steel in Midland, Pa. where he last worked as a Laborer, retiring in August 1981.

He was a Veteran serving during W.W. II with the U.S. Army, was a founding member of V.F.W. Post 9285 which later combined with V.F.W. Post 5647. He was a member of Lee’s Chapel A.M.E. Church in Wellsville where he had served as Treasurer, Steward and adult Sunday School Teacher.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his wife, Willia Mae (Vaughns) Parker, on Oct. 9, 1999, they were married on Jan. 4, 1947.

Survivors include his children, Gwendolyn Webb of Moreno Valley, Calif., James Parker of Columbus, Ohio, Candy Cogdell and her husband, Darryl, of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Ed Linger also of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren, Teka Pendelton-Johnson and her husband, Ted, of Columbus, Ohio., Tamika “Nikki” Webb, Garrett Cogdell, Danielle Cogdell and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Naomi Gooch, of Wellsville.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Willie, and five sisters, Liza, Rosie, Alice, Merdis, and Odessa.

Services will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Lee’s Chapel A.M.E. Church in Wellsville at 11 a.m. with Rev. Eddie Renfro and Rev. Paula Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery where the Tri-State Burial Group will accord full military honors.

Friends may call at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m.

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*Contributed By: Jackson Edward Wilson*