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Lee Roy Parker

Lee Roy Parker, 78 of Dardanelle, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 after a short bout of Acute Leukemia.  He was born December 16, 1941 in Muleshoe, Texas to Ezra Roy and Cordelia Mae McMahan Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers. 
Lee Roy, fondly known as Pepaw to his grandkids, looked to serve others at every opportunity. He enjoyed playing pool and running around town. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle and owned and operated Rose Drug of Dardanelle before his retirement. Lee Roy was a loving man, as well as an inspiration to many.
He is survived by his four adoring grandchildren Celeste, Jada, Christian and Owen Parker; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00pm, Friday, November, 20, 2020 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle, under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.   Pastor Shannon Stokes of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. All attendees must wear a mask and keep their social distance. Masks will be available if needed as well as hand sanitizer. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: 
Arkansas River Valley Hospice Home in Russellville arkansashospice.org/foundation/donate
Southern Christian Home schome.org/donate
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society lightthenight.org

Online guestbook and obituary are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.

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As neighbors for the past 22 yrs. we grew a bonding friendship with Lee Roy and Barbara that we have always and will always cherish. From the tomatoes to the pears and all the mowing that we shared, no one could ask for better neighbors. Lee Roy and his smile and wave will be missed.

Howard and Lisa Morse Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember Lee Roy as having a smile on his face and an incredibly positive attitude. What a role model!!!

Kevin Haney Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM

Words cannot express what Lee Roy meant to my family over the years.
From the time he opened the doors of Rose Drug, he always took care of us. Even after retirement, he always had a smile on his face and wed always talk whenever wed see him out. He will be missed. Prayers for Barbara, Vance and everyone.

Josh and Jan Harrell Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

Lee Roy was a good man that went out of his way to always speak when he saw me. He always asked about my kids by name. I will always have good memories of him from my childhood days. From road trips, Tech basketball games, bumper pool, ping pong, boat rides and many over night stays. He always called me Roo. He was a big influence in my life. Vance and Barbara, you are in my and Virginias prayers.

Craig and Virginia Race Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Words Always Fail,
But Please Know,
You Are In Our Thoughts and Prayers.

JD Crow Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM