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Arley “AJ” James Parker Jr, age 65


Arley “AJ” James Parker Jr, age 65, of Ward, Arkansas passed away on March 20, 2024. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 7, 1958 to Arley James Parker Sr and Edna Verlene (Williams) Parker.

AJ is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Carmel Concheeta Parker; and two brothers Chuck York and Billy York.

He is survived by his daughter Misty Cox; grandchildren Leah Michelle Fulmer, Brian Keith Ingle Jr, and Noah Eugene Cox; one great-granddaughter Harmonie Rose Stubenfield; his sister JoAnn Wilson (Charles); sister-in-law Jena Fulmer; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and his loyal dog and best friend Harley.

AJ enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding his motorcycle. He was one of the best car detailers there ever was.

A family-hosted memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 2:00pm at Paradise Park in Jacksonville.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Misty Cox Posted March 22, 2024 8:20 PM

    I loved him so much

  • greg greene Posted March 22, 2024 8:23 PM

    my best friend an brother

  • Billy New Posted March 22, 2024 8:23 PM

    He was a really good friend I consider him as a brother

  • JoAnn Posted March 22, 2024 8:36 PM

    I’ll miss you my little brother. I’m so sad you were gone so fast and we didn’t get to say goodbye.

  • Ashley greene Posted March 24, 2024 9:49 AM

    You will be missed.

  • Tim Davis Posted March 24, 2024 5:59 PM

    Rest in peace brother

  • Teresa York Posted March 26, 2024 9:39 PM

    AJ you were an awesome bro -n- law ,you will be missed dearly.

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