Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 3, 2013

Hershal Ivan Parker

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— Hershal Ivan Parker, age 89, of Warden Avenue (Bluewell), Bluefield, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

Born on August 31, 1923 in Montcalm, he was a son of the late Edgar and Gwen Lusk Parker. He had been a resident of Bluewell for most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired carpenter from US Steel with 42 years of service and was a member of the UMWA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Tyree Parker; and a brother, Keith Parker.

Survivors include: Three sons: Jerry Parker of Wyoming County, Daran Parker of Charlotte, N.C., Tim Parker and wife Cyndi of Bluewell; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers: Norman Parker and wife Janet of Norfolk, Va., Arnold Parker and wife Linda of Rock; two sisters: Evelyn Kruetz of Golden, Colo., Ardith Smith of Bluewell.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Minister Jack Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The WV Army Honor Guard will conduct military honors.

Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.