Charles Marvin Parker, age 70, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in Belton, MO.
He was born March 26, 1946, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Leland and Alice Algood Parker. Charles served in both the U. S. Army and U. S. Maine Corps. He worked as a restaurant manager and later in lawn service. Also known as “Bucky the Clown,” he received the 2008 Shrine Clown of the Year award. He was a member and past president of the Central State Clown Association and director of the Kansas City Shrine Clowns. He was a member of the Mirza and Ararat Shrine, Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, Member of the Scottish Rite, and Past Master of the York Rite. Petitioned Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 on 10/23/1998
Elected on 11/13/1998
Initiated into the Mysteries of Freemasonry on 11/27/1998
Passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft on 02/06/1999
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on 02/06/1999
Life member on 12/04/2000
Joined the Celestial Lodge Above on 02/15/2017
There was cremation. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23rd, at the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, Kan. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V.F.W. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
Worshipful Brother Charlie Parker:
He served in several chairs in Mt. Washington before moving with a Lodge closer to his home in Kansas, where he served as Worshipful Master.