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WENDELL ANTHONY PARKER
February 6, 1958 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Wendell Anthony Parker, also known as Tony, passed away on January 8, 2024, at the age of 65 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on February 6, 1958, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Tony was a passionate, funny, and sincere individual who deeply loved his family. He often made an effort to maintain contact with them, showcasing his strong bond and dedication.
Tony is survived by his mother, Marion L. Parker, sister Vivienne Ferrill (Benjamin), his brother Gardner E. Parker Jr. (Nancy), daughter Jamie Janese Wynn, granddaughter Joy Love Gentry, the mother of his daughter, Constance Madden, Aunts Mrs. Alphonse Parker, Mrs. Ramona Townsend, and Mrs. Hattie Spears, lifelong family friends Benjamin Franklin and Alicmarie Franklin Johnson, special friends and family, Hildred Towsend Jr., Hayward Spears Jr., Vernondo Parker, Joseph Gethers, *Frances Patterson and a host of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gardner E. Parker Sr., maternal grandparents, Willie and Ella Townsend, as well as his paternal grandparents, George and Willie Anne Parker.
Tony attended Lowell Elementary and Central Jr. for his primary education, and he graduated from Wyandotte High School in the class of 1976. He found solace and community at Metropolitan Baptist Temple of Kansas City, Kansas, where as a child, he was a member of the Children’s Usher board and youth choir.
In his free time, Tony enjoyed playing the guitar and passionately cheering for the Chiefs. His love of music began with piano lessons and listening to his dad play acoustic guitar but blossomed when he was gifted with his first guitar. These hobbies brough him joy and allowed him to express his creativity and support for his favorite team.
in lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Youth Dept at Metropolitan Baptist Church. 853 Washington Blvd, KCK 66101.