1931 — 2021
Richard "Dick" Parker, beloved husband, father, Poppy/Grandpa, and friend to all, passed away at the age of 90 in Austin on June 29 from natural causes. Born in New Jersey, Dick followed his parents to Texas during his junior year of college and never looked back. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity at the University of Texas and during a late-night study break at The Night Hawk on The Drag, he had a fortuitous run-in with Irene Wyde of Port Arthur. As they say, the rest is history. After graduating, he remained a lifelong Longhorn. Dick was devoted to Irene from their first date and they enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage. Serving as a Lieutenant in the Air Force during the...