Lt Col Brian Thomas Parker
October 5, 1934 – March 2, 2016
Brian Parker entered his eternal reward on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the age of 81 years. A Military Memorial Service will be held, honoring Brian’s life on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4pm, in the American Legion Hall, Earl Graham Post 159.
A career Air Force officer and teacher, Brian Parker was born to Harry Parker and Lillian Burkowske Parker in Fort Meade, Maryland. He began his 21-year military career as a member of the first class to graduate from the Air Force Academy in 1959. After distinguished service in Vietnam, he was posted to England AFB in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he met his wife of nearly 48 years. In 1970, he returned to the Academy as an instructor. After completing a Master’s degree at the University of Denver in 1974, he was assigned to the ROTC program at Texas A&M. After a final posting to RAF Lakenheath (England), he retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1980 and settled in Bryan.
After retirement, he raised horses and taught for 18 years at Blinn College in College Station. He was also an active member of the American Legion Post 159, the Vietnam Veterans Association, and an officer of the 13th Bomb Squadron Association.
His parents precede him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Francyse Parker; his children Dennis Parker with wife Angela, Suzie Van with husband Ricky, Tim Parker with wife Suzanne, Steve Parker, and Nicole Parker; his grandchildren Jaimie Parker, Kindel Jenkins, Cassie Parker, Kayla Parker, Tommy Parker; one great grandchild, Ainsley Jenkins; and many relatives and friends.
His remains will be buried at the Air Force Academy at a later date. Expressions of condolence can be made at callawayjones.com.Print This Obituary