Gary H. Parker, 82, of Effingham, Ill., died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

He was born July 1, 1935, to Harmon J. and Melba E. Rogers Parker.

Mr. Parker was a comptroller for JMS Seed in Dieterich for several years, after leaving Garden City, where he was a longtime resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Martha (Perez) of Effingham; sons, Timothy of Salina, and Thomas of Effingham; daughter, Lisa Lansford of Missouri City, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donny.

Funeral was 11 a.m. March 19 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. A celebration of life service is planned at a later date in Kansas.

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