James David Parker

Oct. 31, 1961 - Feb. 2, 2018

James David Parker of Waco, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, February 2, 2018, surrounded by his family. David was loved by all those who knew him not only because of his intelligence and sense of humor, but also because he was a caring, loving soul.

David was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodway.

David was born October 31, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Dr. and Mrs. John C. Parker. He was a graduate of MacArthur High School, Irving, Texas and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

David is survived by his parents, Dr. John C. Parker and Mary Parker, Waco, Texas; brother, John C. Parker II and wife, Barbara, of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Paul A. Parker and wife, Landa, of Irving, Texas; and sister, Lanora L. Aucoin and husband, Frank, of Waco, Texas.

David is also survived by nephew, Adam R. Parker, of Dallas, Texas; niece, Emily P. Butler and husband, John, of Clarendon Hills, Illinois; nephews, Bradley S. Parker and wife, Carolyn, of Dallas, and Zachary G. Parker of St. Louis, Missouri, and Maxwell P. Aucoin, Waco; all whom adored and loved their Uncle David.

David is also survived by his Aunt Delores Raines of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and his uncles, Tom Parker and wife, Pat, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dr. Larry Swango of Auburn, Alabama; as well as numerous cousins.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Providence Park Chapel preceded by a private family burial. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David's honor to Ouachita Baptist University or the charity of your choice.

The family invites you to leave a message or a memory in the Guest Book at www.gracegardensfh.com.

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