Lendon Matthew Parker entered this life on Sunday June the 17th 1973 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City weighing barely 4 pounds. He joined his little sister Leah to create a complete loving family unit with his father the late Leonard Matthew Parker and mother Elizabeth Coleman Parker.
He humbly allowed the Lord to be his savior early in life while attending church camp and he remained in his close relationship with the Lord until he transcended to his now, new life.
He ferociously loved and lived his life, his greatest joy in life however was the birth of his two sons Kalyb Matthew and Kolton Coleman Matthew. He praised the Lord at each of their births and he was equally proud at the births of his grandchildren Jordan, Jace, and Jaclyn they all affectionately called him “Pops”. He spent his last Father's Day with them by doing another thing that he that he loved best, grilling. The steaks, shish kabob, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled corn and asparagus told the scrumptious story of his talents with the grill fork in his hand. He was unmeasurably loved by his family and he was always the life of the party at many family gatherings. His personality was contagious he loved his fellow man and they loved him his smile was bright and always sincere. He was a gifted artist and he excelled in woodwork, pottery, and also 3 dimensional artwork. He was so gifted and talented that when he put his finger to the task, they all resulted in masterpieces. He rarely kept his own artwork and gave the rest away for the asking. Lendon designed the National PTA awards trophy incorporating their trademark logo while his mother Elizabeth was serving as the first black American to chair the National PTA award committee. While attending school pictures of his artwork were displayed at his junior high school in the Mayfield Viking magazine, also his remarkable woodwork was displayed many times. He was always dedicated to completing anything He set his mind too and his work showed how talented he really was. Lendon attended Putnam City Schools leaving Putnam City North his junior year. Shortly following he completed his GED course with extremely high marks. He later received an associate’s degree in finance at El Reno Junior College.
Lendon had many friends and He was a friend to many. So numerous, that we would be remiss in trying to call them all by name, never the less they all know who they are. Each and every one of them held an honored place in his heart in life. For he was taught early in life to have a friend you must be a friend first.
Those left in this life to remember him forever are his mother Elizabeth Parker- Oklahoma City, his sister Leah Parker- Dallas, TX, sons Kalyb Matthew (Meaghan), Kolton Coleman Matthew Parker, Grandchildren Jordan, Jace, and Jaclyn of Oklahoma City. Grandmother Alice Mae Brady and uncles Charles Brady, Isaac Brady, Carl Newton, and Aunt Debbie Mitchell of Oklahoma City. Uncles Charles Coleman (Debra) of ATL and uncle Ronnie Coleman of Vallejo, California. Uncles Wayne Parker and David Parker of Chandler, Oklahoma, Gary Parker ATL Georgia. Aunt Merlene Brady of Oklahoma City. Dorothy Reeves, Rosetta Ealom, and Pearlene Stanfield of Oklahoma City and Deborah Proctor of Virginia and his very special friend Jayna Holzberger of Oklahoma City. And a large loving caring family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.
With deep appreciation our family kindly want to express our gratitude and thanks for all acts of kindness during this time of sorrow. We thank ICU and all staff of Saint Anthony's Hospital and Heritage Funeral Home for their devotion, care, and kindness.
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