Sterling Parker Obituary

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Sterling Glen Parker

January 28, 1917 - May 20, 2014
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Dr. Sterling Glen Parker, 97, of The Forum and formerly of Parkway Place in Houston, Texas, died peacefully on the 20th of May, 2014, at Memorial City Medical Center Hospice. Born on the 28th of January in 1917 in Belle Union, Indiana, he married Margery Butler on the 22nd of November, 1939. They resided in Decatur, Illinois, from 1948 when he opened his orthopedics practice until moving to Houston in 1984. Sterling graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1938 and from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, in 1942, completing residency in 1948. He served as a Captain in the US Army during...
Dr. Sterling Glen Parker, 97, of The Forum and formerly of Parkway Place in Houston, Texas, died peacefully on the 20th of May, 2014, at Memorial City Medical Center Hospice.

Born on the 28th of January in 1917 in Belle Union, Indiana, he married Margery Butler on the 22nd of November, 1939. They resided in Decatur, Illinois, from 1948 when he opened his orthopedics practice until moving to Houston in 1984. Sterling graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1938 and from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, in 1942, completing residency in 1948. He served as a Captain in the US Army during WWII. Dr. Parker was a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, past President of the Illinois Medical Society, and invited fellow of several other academies.

His wife of 68 years, Margery Butler Parker, predeceased him on the 28th of April, 2007. Survivors include his four daughters, Linda Woodward, Anne Rose, Nancy Friedman, and Dr. Jane Milan; three son-in-laws, David Rose, Dr. Robert Friedman, and John Milan; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Grandchildren and spouses include: Drs. Larry and Stacey Heit, Adam and Megan Rose, Collin and Lexie Rose, Bryan and Robyn Friedman, Peter and Hannah Kramer, Marc Friedman and Kendra Ortner, Charles and Lauren Yost, Matthew Milan and Megan Milan.

At a later date, the family will gather for a private memorial service.

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