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Irvin 'Russ' Parker

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:38 p.m. CDT

MANLIUS — Irvin "Russ" Parker, 78, of Manlius passed away at 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at home in Manlius.

Born July 2, 1935, in Mound City to George and Nora (Buckles) Parker, he married Beverly Faye Truedson March 28, 1959, in New Bedford. She survives.

He was a graduate of Mound City High School and retired from North Western Steel & Wire in Sterling. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He attended the New Bedford Christian Church.

Also surviving are one daughter, Ramona (Ed) Culjan of Manlius; six grandchildren, Nicole (Tim Slock) Culjan of New Bedford, Cody (Jamie) Culjan of St. Charles, Chris (Ashley) Culjan of Morris, Parker "PJ" Baker of New Bedford, Caleb Seth Baker of New Bedford and Drew Adam Baker of New Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Levi Slock of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Terri Baker; two brothers, John and Lewis Parker; and six sisters, Rosemary VanMeter, Norma Doran, Virginia Claridie, Florence Harp, Martha Insco and Anita Parker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, at the New Bedford Christian Church with the Rev. David Beebe officiating. Burial will be in the Manlius Cemetery, Manlius, with military rites conducted by Wyanet VFW Post 6634.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the New Bedford Christian Church.

The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Manlius, is in charge of arrangements.

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