Michael Lynn Parker, 66 of Carlisle, Arkansas died on Friday, April 28, 2023 from injuries sustained in a work accident.
Mike was born January 12, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas and was a lifelong resident of Carlisle, Arkansas. He is the son of Bernie and Marilyn Parker. Mike was the owner and operator of Parker Tree Service. He started his business with a rope, ladder and a chainsaw when a tornado struck Carlisle several years ago. Mike loved his job and was happiest when he was working. He never met a stranger and would do anything for those he came into contact with.
Mike loved his family, especially his sons and grandchildren, with all his heart. Mike’s classmates from Castle Heights Military School were loved like brothers. Not a day went by that he didn’t talk to at least one of his many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Jenny Parker; three sons, John Parker, Michael C Parker and William Parker; two grandchildren, Jillian Parker and Gavin Parker; two nephews, Bernie Parker and Stephen Parker; one niece, Tiffany Parker and numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernie and Marilyn Parker; brothers, Steve Parker and Cliff Parker; and nephew, Drew Parker.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen, Arkansas.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church, 4362 Hamilton Loop Road in Carlisle, Arkansas.
Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers will be Bernie Parker Jr, Stephen Parker, Ray Huey, Randall Amaden, Gil Plant and Ray Hardy. Honorary pallbearers include Bill Snyder, Fred Noe, Terry Crout, Vite Hidrogo and Roberto Franceschi.
Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.