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Roscoe Dewane Parker

Funeral services for Roscoe Dewane Parker, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2023, at First Christian Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Parker passed away on Wednesday October 11, 2023 at his home.

He was born April 23, 1939 to Earl and Ava (Crow) Parker in West Plains, Missouri. He was the fifth child, second son and the youngest child of the Parker family.  Roscoe graduated from West Plains High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Anne Morgan on June 29, 1963 in West Plains. They were married for 46 years until Anne’s death on August 11, 2009. Roscoe was a devoted husband and father of three. In the fall of 2011, Ros met Darla Evins. They were married October 15, 2016 in Orange Beach, Alabama.  He enjoyed his career in banking for over 40 years until his retirement in 2008 and was an active member of the community. He created the Jaycees fast pitch softball team in West Plains, where he led the organization for 6 years. Roscoe served on the Fairview School Board and was President of the Heart of the Ozarks Fair board for many years and was the driving force behind the construction of new buildings at both locations. He and Anne also owned the Biscayne Market in West Plains for several years. Roscoe enjoyed quail hunting, stock car racing, boating on Norfork Lake and watching Cardinals baseball. He loved spending time with family, coaching and watching his children and grandchildren’s games. He was a member of the First Christian Church of West Plains. Roscoe never met a stranger and was a friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anne, infant sister Delores, brother Paul, and sisters Earlene Downen and Maxine Franks.

He is survived by his wife, Darla; his three children, Steve (Lori) Parker, of Eureka, Missouri, Rick (Kim) Parker of Chesterfield, Missouri and Lea Anne (Kent) McCormick of McKinney, Texas; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; Darla’s children, Rachel Evins, Monica Evins and Whitney (Todd) McGinnis;  many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation services will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.