Parker died Thursday, March 19, 1998, in University Medical Center.
He was born April 7, 1926, in Mansfield. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He moved to Lubbock from Salem, Ore., in 1958. He played professional baseball for St. Louis, Cincinnati, Clovis, N.M., and Pampa.
He worked for Gene White Electric, and he owned Roy Parker Electrical for 30 years. He also owned Roy Parker Taxidermy for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Hanna Parker; two sons, Steve Lawson of Sapulpa, Okla., and Brett Alan Parker of Plainview; a daughter, Pattie Parker of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Betty Cleghorn of Tucson, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Little League Baseball or to a children's charity.