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James Nelson “Buddy” Parker, Jr.

Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 2:00 am

James Nelson “Buddy” Parker, Jr. passed from this life to be with his Lord on December 1, 2012 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston after being struck by a car while crossing Dixie Drive on Thursday evening.

Buddy was born August 27, 1921 in Huntsville to James Nelson and Chloe Tilda Gray Parker. After high school he worked as a welder in Orange during WWII building ships. After the war he worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad as a brakeman and then in their General Offices in Palestine before moving to Lake Jackson in 1956 where he worked at Dow Chemical until his retirement in 1982.

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