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April 8th, 2014
Robert T. Parker, 1923 to 2014

BOERNE — Robert T. Parker, 90, a resident of  San Antonio since July 1959, died on Friday, April 4 in Boerne. He was born in Athens, Ga. on September 19, 1923 to Annie E. Parker.



Parker was a member of the greatest generation, joining the U.S. Army in 1941 and serving in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded in Anzio during the Italian Campaign. When he retired from his job in the commissary office at Fort Sam Houston after two decades, he had been in federal service for 34 years.

Parker was a parishioner and Eucharist Minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma. He served as president of the San Antonio Square Dance Association and was a founder and past president, with his late wife Jackie, of the Texas State Square & Round Dance Federation.

Parker is survived by his wife, Camille Parker, to whom he was married for 35 years, a son and two daughters: Rodger T. Parker and his wife, Marilyn, of Wimberley; Sharan Chapman and her husband, Frank, of Leander; and Vicky Parker of Dallas. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Parker was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline, who died in 1977, and by his sister Marion and a great-grandson, David Parker Salazar.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 16075 N. Evans Road in Selma. He will be interred with full military honors at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, April 10 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Arrangements by Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley.

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