Class of 1944

1944 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Forrest Eddie Parker

– will enter the army air corps after graduation. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Parker, 301 Eleventh street and is 18 years old.

He was born north of Perry and attended Lutheran grade school. He is a member of DeMolay and the Letterman’s club. He participated in football and wrestling for four years.

College is planned for post-war years.

Forrest Eddie Parker

February 7, 1926 – April 9, 1977

Forrest Parker, 51, a native of Perry, died in the collision of a light plane he was piloting and another aircraft near Boulder, Colo., Saturday. The owner of the plane, flying with Forest, also died.

Funeral will be Tuesday at Longmost, Colo, where he operated a tire store.

Parker was a graduate of Perry high school and was the son of Eddie and Gertrude (Clark) Parker, 301 Eleventh street.

Besides his parents, Parker is survived by his wife, Margaret, of the home; two sons, Paul Scott of the home, and Don Edward, who lives in Minnesota, and two sisters, Joan Patterson, who lives at Temple, Texas and Betty Yager, of Washington state.

Marilyn Parker, a daughter of the Forrest Parkers, died in a plane crash at Navasota, Texas, on Nov. 25, 1973. Services and burial for Miss Parker were held in Perry.