Ed Lee Parker

May 4, 1917 - March 25, 2015

05/04/1917 - 03/25/2015

Ed Lee Parker, age 97, of Wellsville passed away at East Liverpool City Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, after a brief illness.
The son of the late Edmond and Edith Ingram Parker, he was born in Wilcox, Alabama on May 4, 1917 and had lived in the area most of his life. Mr. Parker was a graduate of the former Irondale High School and was a graduate of Pennsylvania Institute of Barbering in Pittsburgh, Pa. He had been employed at the former Crucible Steel in Midland, Pa. where he last worked as a Laborer, retiring in August 1981..
He was a Veteran serving during W.W. II with the U.S. Army, was a founding member of V.F.W. Post 9285 which later combined with V.F.W. Post 5647. He was a member of Lee’s Chapel A.M.E. Church in Wellsville where he had served as Treasurer, Steward and adult Sunday School Teacher.
Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his wife, Willia Mae Vaughns Parker, on October 9, 1999, they were married on January 4, 1947.
Survivors include his children, Gwendolyn Webb of Moreno Valley, Ca., James Parker of Columbus, OH., Candy Cogdell and her husband, Darryl, of Pittsburgh, PA. and Ed Linger also of Pittsburgh, PA. four grandchildren Teka Pendelton-Johnson and her husband, Ted, of Columbus, OH., Tamika “Nikki” Webb, Garrett Cogdell, Danielle Cogdell and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Naomi Gooch, of Wellsville.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Willie, and five sisters, Lucille, Rosie, Alice, Merdis, and Odessa.
Services will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Lee’s Chapel A.M.E. Church in Wellsville at 11:00 AM with Rev. Eddie Renfro and Rev. Paula Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery where the Tri-State Burial Group will accord full military honors.
Friends may call at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 4 to 8 Pm.

Notify of
3 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Alnita Smothers Little
8 years ago

Much love and hugs for you all…

Eddie H. Renfroe
8 years ago

On behalf of Sister Denise Renfroe, First Lady of Lee’s Chapel AME Church, and myself, Pastor of Lee’s Chapel AME Church, I extend our personal, heartfelt condolences upon the death of Brother Ed L. Parker.

Melinda Roberts
8 years ago

We send our condolences and prayers to the family of Ed Lee during this time of sadness. But rejoice in the knowledge that he is at home with the Lord.

Melinda and Joffre