Robert Lee “Bob” Parker, 49, of Collinsville and formerly of Dale, died 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at R# 2 in McLeansboro.
He was born Aug. 19, 1964, in Benton, the son of Allen Ray and Beverly (DeLong) Parker. He was married to Lori Sue Parker.
He worked as an assistant gate starter at Fairmont Race Track in Collinsville.
He is survived by his mother, Beverly Parker of Coulterville; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Lillie Mae DeLong of McLeansboro; stepsons, Jordan A. Krueger of Collinsville and Michael J. Pembrook of Collinsville; stepdaughters, Aubrienna Pembrook of Muskegon, Mich. and Chelsea Rae Pembrook of Muskegon, Mich.; and siblings, Danny (wife Kay) DeLong of Collinsville, Marshall “Tiger” (wife Gloria) Parker of McLeansboro, Mike (wife Lenora) Parker of McLeansboro; Gerald Parker of Collinsville; and Wanonia “Nonie” (husband Paul) Hagene of Coulterville.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Cemetery near Dale. Interment will be at Smith Cemetery near Dale.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.