Lionel “Paul” Parker, 54 of Tecumseh, died Nov. 24

Lionel “Paul” Parker, age 54, of Tecumseh, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

He was born Aug. 23, 1966, in Tulsa to Steve and Shirley (Dawley) Parker.

Paul moved to Tecumseh in 1978, at the age of 12. He attended Tecumseh Public Schools and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1985. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from East Central University. Paul was a very active member, and alumni, of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity.

He was a Mental Health Tech at St. Anthony’s.

Paul enjoyed many journeys and explorations with his family. He also enjoyed attending concerts. The thing Paul loved most was spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Steve Parker.

Paul is survived by three daughters, Blakelee Parker of the home, Alyssa Parker of Lufkin, Texas, and Taylor Parker of Burleson, Texas; one son, Colby Lowe; two grandchildren, Atlas Parker and Elias Lynn; mother, Shirley Parker; sister, Shantel and husband, Michael Tritthart; Fiancée, Paula Moore; niece, Ava Tritthart; nephew, Jake Tritthart; longtime friends, Darrell Wilborn and Jerry Fry; and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, at Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. No formal services are scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account that has been set up in Blakelee Parker’s name at Bancfirst.

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Posted online on November 27, 2020