Saturday, October 8, 2016

The passing of a good friend

My good friend Marion, known as Parker to everyone on the blog, passed away on Thursday.

We spent a lot of hours in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma hiking and talking and learning from each other.

His wife Charlotte wanted me to let everyone know that he passed away. He had been suffering from ALS and it finally got the best of him.

He will truly be missed as a friend, a hiking partner, a historian and a great story teller.

Farewell my friend.


  1. So sad to hear about his death. Stay strong.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his wife. Parker as I knew him by was one of the first of your team to visit my blog and comment on my pics.

  3. i know i didn't really know him, but i did... he was kind and funny and a great blog friend. i can imagine how much those of you who knew him in person will miss him. bless his wife, his kids, his grands... dear parker, watch out for range-roving longhorns in the sky!

  4. This is very sad news indeed... This old world will be a lesser place without him and Heaven just got a brand new citizen!

  5. I have heard of him but didn't know him. I scrolled down your blog, and your photos are beautiful! I am very sorry for your loss.

  6. RIP my friend. I'm regret that I haven't met you, I'm sure we will miss your comments on our posts.


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