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Obituaries > PARKE, HARRY L.

Harry L. Parke passed from this life on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the age of 87. He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Delores Hingle Parke; children: Harry Jr. and Jean Parke of Slidell LA, Michael and Connie Parke of Baton Rouge LA, Stephen and Kathy Parke of Chesterfield SC, Gregory and Jane Parke of Mandeville LA; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Hall Dewitt; sisters: Willie Lenora Gregory, Annie St. Angelo Marengo; brother, Phillip St. Angelo; and great-grandson, Jacob Parke. He was born in Brookside, AL, and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He was a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA, and a resident of Slidell, LA for the past 5 years. He was a respected and faithful member of the First Pentecostal Church in Slidell and New Orleans, and a board member of the First Pentecostal Church of New Orleans. He served during WWII in the elite “Marine Raiders” unit of the United States Marine Corps. He was awarded the Purple Heart, and was a combat veteran in the battles of Bougainville, Emirau Island, Guam, and Okinawa. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Visitation will be held at First Pentecostal Church of Slidell, 388 Robert Blvd., in Slidell, LA, on Sunday, March 13, 2011, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and on Monday, March 14, 2011, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the church. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011, at 11:00 am at the church. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial Gifts may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 19405 Helenburg Rd., Covington, LA 70433. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.