Olen H. Parker Jr.


Olen H. Parker Jr., 85, of Warwick, died April 23, 2018 at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann (Johnson) Parker.

Born in Providence he was a son of the late Olen H. Parker Sr. and Estelle Parker. He served the city of Warwick as a fire fighter for many years until his retirement. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Olen enjoyed golf, coaching softball, and for over 30 years, served as a coach for the Continental Little League.

He is survived by his children, Robert J. Parker of Jacksonville, NC, Jerry Parker of West Warwick, Olen H. Parker III of Warwick, and Jacqueline Ann Olivelli of Warwick, his siblings Jerome Parker, Gail Cook, and Gwen Rosati, all of Warwick. He was the brother of the late Lois Howard and Jean Allen. Olen was a beloved grandfather and great-grandfather.

His funeral service will be held Friday April 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Friday from 11AM to 1PM. Burial with military honors will be private. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund at 10 Brookline Pl, Brookline, MA 02445. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org


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