In memory of
Roy Acton Parker
In memory of
Roy Acton Parker
Roy Acton Parker passed away early Friday morning, January 1, 2021, at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of 87. He was born on November 25, 1933, to Roy Ellis and Carrie Mae (Acton) Parker in Jackson, Mississippi. Being the forever student, he received his B.S. in math and chemistry from Millsaps College, his M.S. in nuclear physics from Vanderbilt and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from LSU. On December 30, 2020, he celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary with his wife, Joann. Roy played the saxophone and had a great love of music always listening to jazz and big band. In the mid-sixties, he got his private pilot's license and forever enjoyed listening to live air traffic control feeds. In February 1965, he became the first Director of the Louisiana Division of Radiation Control. And in July of 1971, he became the Executive Administrator and Medical Radiation Physicist establishing the Mary Bird Perkins Treatment Center. Roy eventually settled into his role as a Radiation and Health Physicist in May of 1978, only retiring on Christmas Eve 2020. Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Carrie Mae. He is survived by his wife Joann Todd Parker, his two daughters, Cheryl (Parker) Rayborn and Charlene Parker, his four grandchildren Elizabeth Siadous, Giles Siadous, Delaney Rayborn, and Duncan Rayborn, his son-in-law, Sam Rayborn, and his niece and two nephews, Kelly Todd, Paul Todd, and Jeff Armstrong. Special thanks to Hospice of Baton Rouge for all of their care and kindness for Roy. In keeping with Roy's pursuit of knowledge and wishes, his body has been donated to the LSU School of Medicine and there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National WW II Museum or a charity of your choice.
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In memory of
Roy Acton Parker
Roy Acton Parker passed away early Friday morning, January 1, 2021, at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of 87. He was born on November 25, 1933, to Roy Ellis and Carrie Mae (Acton) Parker in Jackson, Mississippi. Being the forever student, he received his B.S. in math and chemistry from Millsaps College, his M.S. in nuclear physics from Vanderbilt and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from LSU. On December 30, 2020, he celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary with his wife, Joann. Roy played the saxophone and had a great love of music always listening to jazz and big band. In the mid-sixties, he got his private pilot's license and forever enjoyed listening to live air traffic control feeds. In February 1965, he became the first Director of the Louisiana Division of Radiation Control. And in July of 1971, he became the Executive Administrator and Medical Radiation Physicist establishing the Mary Bird Perkins Treatment Center. Roy eventually settled into his role as a Radiation and Health Physicist in May of 1978, only retiring on Christmas Eve 2020. Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Carrie Mae. He is survived by his wife Joann Todd Parker, his two daughters, Cheryl (Parker) Rayborn and Charlene Parker, his four grandchildren Elizabeth Siadous, Giles Siadous, Delaney Rayborn, and Duncan Rayborn, his son-in-law, Sam Rayborn, and his niece and two nephews, Kelly Todd, Paul Todd, and Jeff Armstrong. Special thanks to Hospice of Baton Rouge for all of their care and kindness for Roy. In keeping with Roy's pursuit of knowledge and wishes, his body has been donated to the LSU School of Medicine and there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National WW II Museum or a charity of your choice.
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