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Henry Harris Parker

March 5, 1937 ~ November 28, 2021 (age 84)


Henry Harris Parker, born March 5, 1937 in Jasper, Florida, passed away from lung cancer on Sunday November 28, 2021 at the age of 84.  At the time of his death, he was surrounded by family at his home in Florissant, Colorado. Henry was one of three siblings born to Roy Hamilton Parker and Eunice Prescott. He was married to Arlene G. Svoboda on December 22, 1957, his beloved wife of 63 years. Henry was a high school graduate of Ashburn High School in Ashburn, Georgia. He served in the Air Force for four years and was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force base in Rapid City, South Dakota when he met Arlene. Henry and Arlene moved with their three daughters to Pueblo, Colorado in 1973 when he took the position of District Manager with Farmers Insurance Group. He retired from Farmers Insurance Group in January of 1998 where he was employed for over 30 years. Henry and Arlene loved to travel. He loved traveling in his motorhome as well as traveling worldwide with Arlene and other family members. He loved animals and especially his cats. He collected coins and antiques. He loved people and was known for making friends everywhere he went. Henry truly never met a stranger. Henry is survived by Spouse: Arlene G. (Svoboda) Parker of Florissant, CO.

Children: Daughter: Pamela J. Peters of Celina, TX (spouse, Toby J. Peters), Twin Daughters:  Shari L. Parker of Pueblo West, CO and Tari G. Ahlin of Pueblo West, CO.

Grandchildren: Jason J. Ahlin of Pueblo West, CO (spouse: Jennie Ahlin), Malissa Ahlin of Pueblo, CO (spouse: Jared Pacheco), Ryan T. Peters of Celina, TX (spouse: Angie Peters), Connor J. Peters of Florissant, CO.

Great Grandchildren: Parker Ahlin, Luke Ahlin, Andrew Ahlin of Pueblo West, CO, Kamdyn J. Peters of Celina, TX.

Siblings: Brother: Robert Parker of Pitts, Georgia (Spouse: Lorene Parker), Sister: Joyce Buice of Dawsonville, Georgia.

Nephews and Nieces:  TR Parker of North Carolina, Kim Buice of Santa Monica, CA and Pam Phillips of Albany, GA, Scott Svoboda and Mark Svoboda of Custer, SD

Predeceased by:  Nephews:  Glenn Parker and Ronnie Parker

As well as other special cousins, great nephews and extended family members. 

His beloved cats:  Lucky, Shadow, Jackson and Jillian.

A private graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, CO on Monday December 6 at 1 p.m. Officiated by Pastor Paul Medved.  Pallbearers:  Jason Ahlin, Malissa Ahlin, Ryan Peters, Connor Peters, Scott Svoboda and Mark Svoboda. 

Memorial fund donations can be made to Disabled Veterans and Best Friends Animal Society. 



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