Henry Peter Parker, Sr, departed this life on the evening of Thursday, December 1, 2022 at his home while surrounded by family and friends.
A native of Back Bay Biloxi, Henry was born on February 22, 1945 in Biloxi, MS. Henry was a graduate of Notre Dame High School Class of 1963, where he was Club Captain of the 31 Club and lettered in football. After graduating MGCCC, Perkinston Campus, Henry served as a US Marine in the Vietnam War. Upon returning from the war, Henry settled in Latimer where he enjoyed rural living on his 100 acre homestead. He spent the remainder of his career as a Master Plumber and entrepreneur and became owner of D’Iberville Equipment Rental & Sales before retiring. Henry was an avid gun collector and enthusiast, enjoyed visiting with friends, and frequently hosted his friends at his home for coffee and dinner. Henry leaves behind a legacy of being known and loved as a great story-teller and jokester and is beloved by all who knew him.
Henry is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Irma Miller Parker and August H. Parker, Sr.; four brothers, Arthur, Milton, John, and Donnie; and one sister Patricia.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara Louise Parker; their three sons, Jack Ray Fountain (Deborah), John Andrew “Andy” Parker, and Henry Jr “Henny” Parker; two daughters, Donna Fountain Jewell (Robbie) and Amy Parker Dobson (Duane); 16 grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Barbara Brown (Logan), Jodie Everheart (Shane), Kasey Fountain, Ally, Parker, and Garrett Dobson, Shelby Woodell, Taylor, Kaydence, Cade, and Nora Parker, Ashley, Candace, and Kayla Markley, Tiffany and Breanna Jewell; one sister June Tucei; one brother August Parker; and a host of cherished great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Henry’s family would like to extend a sincere “thank you” to the many family and friends who have reached out to share their love and compassion.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D’Iberville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. followed by presentation of military honors at the family’s residence.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, West Jackson County, served the family. An online obituary may be viewed, and memories shared at www.RiemannFamily.com