Jessie A. Parker
Jessie A. Parker, 28, of rural Eddyville, died Monday, November 25, 2019, of injuries resulting from an automobile accident. He was born May 7, 1991, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Clifford Van Zee and Darcey Parker. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School with the class of 2009. Following high school, he worked various jobs, typically as a machinist or painter in the factory. He lived to fish at the river, since he was 7 years old, he took every opportunity he could to fish at the Des Moines River. He loved to be outdoors and enjoying nature. He loved to joke and laugh with his family and friends. He used his charisma and easy smile to warm up a room and make friends easily. He was a devoted father, friend and family member, always putting the needs of others first.
His family includes his two children: River Parker and Dalton Parker both of St. Francis, Kansas; his parents: Darcey Parker of Eddyville, and Clifford (Patty) VanZee of Oskaloosa; a brother: Seth (Brianne) Butler of Oskaloosa; two sisters: Ashely (Ryan) Bunting of Lone Tree, and Kasey (Cory) Halma of Snohomish, Washington; two nieces: Lili Butler and Luci Butler; four nephews: Logan Halter, Odin Bunting, Lance Halma, and Gavin Halma; his maternal grandmother: Connie Parker of Barnes City; girlfriend: Meagan Matthews of Eddyville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bill Butler; maternal grandfather, Lynn Parker; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Ruth Van Zee; and great grandparents, Donald and Eleanor Parker.
A memorial service will be held Friday, November 29, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Emma Rabideau officiating. As was Jessie's wish his body has been cremated. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family will be at the Bates Funeral Chapel on Friday from 3 p.m. until service time at 5 to greet friends and relatives. A memorial fund has been established for his children.
Published on November 27, 2019


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Jadie spies
Dec 02, 2019
Jessie was a amazing friend he will be missed!
Leslie Gill
Nov 29, 2019
We will always remember the hot dogs..... love you (Jessica)... You were always the light in some crazy situations. I will miss you friend..
Nikki Brown
Nov 27, 2019
💔 Thoughts and Prayers Darcey! So sorry!
Ashley Bunting
Nov 27, 2019
Hey little brother. I'll miss you greatly. See you on the other side❤️❤️❤️