Harvey Eugene Parker, 89, passed away on July 28, 2022 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1932 in North Platte to Irvin (Red) and Fern Garnett (White) Parker.
Harvey grew up on the family farm south of North Platte with his two brothers. He attended Huebner School through eighth grade and graduated from high school at the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in April of 1949. Harvey married Marilyn Elaine Graham on June 10, 1951 in Hershey.
He enlisted in the Army in 1953 and served until 1955. In 1960 Harvey and his family moved to Stapleton to join his brother in a farming and ranching operation.
His life changed in 1975 when he trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Harvey and Marilyn moved to Gothenburg in 1985 when they purchased and operated the Daylight Donut Shop.
In 2000 they retired and moved back to North Platte where Harvey lived until entering the nursing home in June of 2022. Harvey was actively involved at Bethel E-Free Church in North Platte for more than 20 years.
Harvey is survived by his daughter, LuAnn (Kevin) Badgley of Kearney; son, Matthew (Mary) Parker of Harrison; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Norlin (Janice) Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Irvin and Garnett; in-laws, Harry and Mildred Graham; wife, Marilyn; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Ruth Parker; sister-in-law, Gaylin Graham; brother-in-law, Gary Graham; son, James; and grandson, Joshua Badgley.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel E-Free Church, Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Viewing will be from noon-7 p.m. with visitation with family from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to Harrison Bible Church Junior Rodeo Bible Camp in Harrison, Bethel E-Free Church in North Platte, or KJLT Radio Station in North Platte. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com, where services will also be livestreamed.
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