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.
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.
Sorry to hear of Keith passing. I went to school with him he was all way nice to me. Keith will be miss .
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.
George and Bonnie and Kathy I pray God's grace and comfort be with you through this heartbreaking time.
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
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.
Sorry to hear about Keith my thoughts and prayers are with you all
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.
I’m keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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
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.
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.
Alisa and I send our condolences. God bless.
So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, I will always have fond memories of our friendship, travels and misadventures Love y’all
I am so very sorry for your loss of a son & brother. For the days ahead, you are in my prayers
So sorry for your loss. Keith was a very kind man and cowboy.
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
My heart and prayers go out to you all. Keith was such a kind man. He will be greatly missed.
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.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.
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
Rest In Peace my friend.
George and Bonnie we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will lift you both up during this time.
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.
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
Bonnie and George, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Keith. My prayers are with you all.Mary
My heart hurts with the loss of Keith. He was a great man
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)
So sorry prayers for all of you..
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
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
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
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.
I am so sorry about the passing of Keith. Prayers for his wonderful family.
Oh Ms Bonnie and George I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the days ahead.
We are so sorry about the passing of your son! Prayers and hugs!
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
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
Keith will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for Miss Bonnie and George and the rest of the family.
So sad to hear about Keith,My condolences to his family and friends, praying for strength and comfort..
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.