Bobbie John Parette – Born March 27, 1933 to Elmer and Effie (Philips) Parette in Morrilton (Sardis), Arkansas, passed peacefully in the early morning of August 5, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Howard Phillips Parette and Billie Eugene Parette.
Bob served as a medic in the 187th Airborne during the Korean War. He was married to his bride, Doris Ray (Pat) Taylor on November 25, 1955. They enjoyed over 66 years of life together. Bob was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa who was deeply devoted to his family and friends. One could always depend on Bob to be there if they needed help.
He is survived by his wife, 3 children and their spouses – Keith (Torrie), Kirk (Jennifer) & Kay (Mike Clevenger), 10 grandchildren and their 8 spouses and 9 great-grandchildren, his sister, Louise Parette Gooden and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Please join the family to celebrate his life on Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. The family will be present for visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. noon that same day.
In lieu of flowers please consider sending a memorial to:
Trinity United Methodist Church
1101 N. Mississippi St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
p.s. According to Bob, this obituary is way too long!
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400. www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com