Franklin Keith Parker

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Franklin Keith Parker

of Harrison, AR

June 19, 1964 - September 15, 2021

Keith Parker, age 57, of Harrison, died of a heart attack at his home on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He was born on June 19, 1964, to George and Bonnie Parker, at the Boone County Hospital in Harrison.

He was a welder, builder, fabricator, and cowboy all his life. He began his rodeo career in the junior ranks working three rough stock events, but by high school he had settled on bareback riding, even though in 1982 he won the Arkansas High School Saddle Bronc Riding Championship. Parker was a good teamster and began driving his own wagon on the bicentennial wagon train when he was only 12 years old. Parker went to the National High School Rodeo Association finals three times. During a career that spanned over 20 years, he won multiple titles, trophy saddles, and buckles in several rodeo associations. At his last finals performance in 2000 at the American Cowboys Rodeo Association, he was named Champion Bareback Rider and won the average at the finals.

Parker is survived by his parents, George and Bonnie Parker; his sister, Kathy Parker and her partner Mike Price, who considered Keith his brother; his aunt and uncle, Dickie and Jimmie Parker; double cousins, Kevin (Jennifer) Parker and Kim (Tommy) Ferguson; and many extended family members and good friends.

There will be a celebration in his honor at a later date.

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41 Condolence(s)
Clarice Doyle
Claremore, OK
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Friday, November 5, 2021

These words taken from a book entitled “After Forever Ends” made me think of you: “ Mum used to say we were the same soul split in two and walking around on four legs. It seems unnatural [growing up] together and then dying apart.” You have the best memories and stories of family. Keep riding, my friend. Brothers are forever.

Margie Welch
Marshall, AR
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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sorry to hear of Keith passing. I went to school with him he was all way nice to me. Keith will be miss .

Rena Brasel
Harrison, AR
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

I worked at Krooked Kreek One Stop for a few years. I am so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

Lana Trublood
Harrison, AR
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

George and Bonnie and Kathy I pray God's grace and comfort be with you through this heartbreaking time.

Gerald king
Harrison, AR
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

George, Bonnie and family my heart breaks for each of you, may each of you find peace and comfort in our Lord.
Keith was one of a kind that will be missed by all
God Bless

Bitsy Trotter
Elkins, AR
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Growing up right down the road from the Parker family made for some incredible memories and perhaps a shenanigan or two. Horse shows, 4H, rodeos, trail rides - Keith is a part of all those memories. He was one of a kind.

Tom Pannell
Harrison, AR
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Sorry to hear about Keith my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Marie Dexter
Harrison, AR
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Dearest Bonnie and George:
I was so very sorry to hear about Keith. My heart and prayers are with you. The LORD is faithful and will carry you through this difficult loss.

Velah May
Harrison,
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Monday, September 20, 2021

I’m keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Benny Barnes
Flora Vista, NM
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Rest in Peace my friend , when we meet again I’ll set you down one more time .Kathy you and your family are in my prayers

Skip and Mary Lynn Emmett
Boxley, AR
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Kathy, Mike, Bonnie and George- We are just so heartbroken for you. We are so very sorry and pray that God will comfort you and give you peace now and in the days to come.

Denise Potter-Bradshaw
Olpe, KS
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. Keith was a very nice man. May God Bless and keep you in his Loving arms. Sending my love and many Prayers.

Danny Toon
Andrew’s, TX
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Alisa and I send our condolences. God bless.

Brad Curtis
Greenbrier, AR
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, I will always have fond memories of our friendship, travels and misadventures
Love y’all

Tayla Douglas
Grove, OK
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss of a son & brother. For the days ahead, you are in my prayers

Earlene Fifer Barlow
Wagoner, OK
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Keith was a very kind man and cowboy.

Vicki Petree Stuart
Blanchard, OK
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Parker Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. I remember him from many Round Up club play days and his big ol’ smile and larger than life personality. I pray for strength, comfort and healing for family and friends in the times ahead.
God bless you all,
Vicki Petree Stuart

Judy Eldet
Lingle, WY
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to you all. Keith was such a kind man. He will be greatly missed.

Kiley Johnson
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

So very sorry for the families loss, I grew up around this family at the Harrison Round up Club and I know Keith will be greatly missed ♥️♥️ Prayers for George and Bonnie and the rest of his family, friends, and loved ones.

Alan and Tracy Landrum
Harrison, AR
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.

Robin Clark Willis
Fayetteville, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

George, Bonnie and Kathy.. Ted and I send our heartfelt condolences for this incredibly difficult loss. Keith was a fine man loved by all. Please know you are all in our prayers.
Ted and Robin Clark Willis

Frank Lofton
Siloam Springs, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Rest In Peace my friend.

Leslie and Doyle Hunt
Harrison,
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

George and Bonnie we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will lift you both up during this time.

Lorrie Johnson
Harrison, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

My sweet Miss Bonnie and Gentlemen George, my heart breaks for you both and Kathy and Mike. Momma and I are keeping you in our prayers. You raised a good man.

Jacque Young
Harrison, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

George, Bonnie, Kathy, & family, keeping you in my prayers now and in the difficult days ahead. So sorry for your loss.
With sympathy and prayers,
Jacque

Mary Bishop
Harrison, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Bonnie and George, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Keith. My prayers are with you all.
Mary

Dena Taylor
HARRISON, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

My heart hurts with the loss of Keith. He was a great man

Diana Rice
Monte Vista, CO
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Bonnie and family:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Keith was always very nice to me.
I'm sending you many prayers.
Love & hugs, Diana Ferrari Rice (from Shelby's)

Roy and Kathy Sisco
HARRISON, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

So sorry prayers for all of you..

C. G. Mason
Hindsville, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

So sorry to hear the news, George, Bonnie & Kathy. We so enjoyed knowing Keith. C.G. enjoyed taking him off those broncs as he was starting out. Those days lead us to a wonderful friendship with him. We treasure that. Thoughts and prayers are with you, now & later. God wrap your arms around them. C. G. and Madlyn Mason

Karla Edmonson Gray
Harrison, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Mr. and Mrs. Parker and Kathy, I am so very saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. I will always remember Keith as the ultimate cowboy, from his hat to his cowboy boots, rugged and tough and his skills with horses! Please know you are in my prayers during this horrible time for you all. Karla Edmonson Gray

Melissa (Lowery) Neeley
Searcy, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

George , Bonnie , family and friends, so very sorry about Keith’s passing . Praying that God gives u guys peace and comfort.
God bless,
Melissa Lowery

Malinda Gage
Harrison, AR
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

George & Bonnie, I am so so sorry for your loss. You are like family to us and if you need anything please let me know. Love to you both.

Wanda Massengale
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

I am so sorry about the passing of Keith. Prayers for his wonderful family.

Donna Carney
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Oh Ms Bonnie and George I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the days ahead.

Ricky and Becky Poor
Harrison,
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Friday, September 17, 2021

We are so sorry about the passing of your son! Prayers and hugs!

Fred & Cindy Kolb
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

George and Bonnie, we are sooooo very sad about Keith's passing. Our "neighborhood" won't be the same. We love you both so much. Fred and Cindy

Sandra Fowler Farmer
Compton, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Kathy, Bonnie, George, and all the family—- I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. I pray the Lord will wrap His arms around you , and give you strength and comfort. With my deepest sympathy, Sandra Fowler Farmer

fred t woehl
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Keith will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for Miss Bonnie and George and the rest of the family.

Sheila williams Schneider
Harrison, AR
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Friday, September 17, 2021

So sad to hear about Keith,
My condolences to his family and friends, praying for strength and comfort..

Dee Ann Cole
, TX
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Friday, September 17, 2021

George and Bonnie I am so sorry for your loss. I know Keith made you so proud and you are such great parents for your children. Buddy admired both of you so much and I will pray for comfort for your family. May God bless all of you.