Clyde Marcus Parker’s sunrise was August 19, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa to Samuel Harold Parker and Florence Mae (Holland) Parker. Clyde was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.
Clyde confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at Union Baptist Church where he was a faithful member for more than 30 years. At the same church, he met the love of his life Denise Parker, known to him as “Janae.” Their union was formed under God on August 7, 2005. In recent years, they made their home in Pearland, TX; where they attended Cross Roads Community Church.
Clyde earned a High School Diploma at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa. While attending North High School, he was a star football player and state wrestler. Beyond high school, he competed in semi-pro football with the Des Moines Vikings. In 1968, he enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country, and gaining an honorable discharge. When returning home, he began his career with Pirelli Armstrong Tire Company, now known as Titan Tire Company. He retired after 30 years and began working as a crossing guard at Brubaker Elementary, where the staff and children adored him.
Some of his hobbies included - gardening, raising Great Danes, working on vintage cars and motorcycles. He was founder/president of the Untouchable Motorcycle Club, traveling across the United States to various rallies. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
Clyde’s sunset was February 9, 2018. His legacy will be carried on by, his wife, Denise Parker, Pearland, TX; siblings, Itasca (Bill) Bell, Des Moines, IA; Eric (Marjorie) Parker, Gladewater, TX; Ieta (Harry) Daye, Las Vegas, NV; Izetta Parker-Gaines, Ococee, FL; Illa Parker-Tatum, Los Angeles, CA; children, Lisa (Jake) Pope, Raytown, MO; Marcus (Holley) Parker, Altoona, IA; Clydette (Charles) Johnston, Lee’s Summit, MO; Paris, Allia, and A.J. “Jet” Foley of Pearland, TX: a host of grandchildren, a great-grand daughter, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.