Lynda Parker

Lynda Parker

Lynda Parker, 86, of Karnak, died at 4:54 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, at Southgate Nursing Home in Metropolis.

She was born on April 1, 1936, in Grantsburg, the daughter of Arthur and Dillie Hawkins Dick.

She married Warren “Hoot” Parker on Oct. 29, 1955. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1995.

She owned and operated Hoots Drive-in for many years.

Survivors include sons, Shane “Bear” Parker and Kerry (Chrystal) Parker; grandchildren Karly Parker Burk, Katie Parker Barfield and Dakota Parker; great-grandsons Sage and Hunter Parker; niece Susie; other relatives and many friends.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by Hoot’s parents, Alvin Ray “AR” and Leona Parker; a brother, Jean (Olivia) Dick; and a a sister-in-law Jeanette.    

The family will hold private graveside services at Ohio Chapel Cemetery at Grand Chain. 

Words of inspiration were to be spoken by Pastor Tammy Horn and Steve Heisner. The service was to have been broadcast on the Crain Funeral Home & Cremation Service Facebook page starting on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28. 

Memorials can be made to the Ohio Chapel Cemetery, 18 River Crest Ln., Grand Chain, Ill. 62941.  

Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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