Bill C Parker

Bill C. Parker, 69, of College Station, passed away on Saturday,
September 25, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. At the
time of his death, Bill was in the presence of his loving family.
No services are planned.
Born on January 26, 1941 in San Angelo, Texas, Bill grew up
throughout the world following his father’s Army and Air Force
career. Drafted into the Army during Vietnam, Bill attained the
rank of Staff Sergeant and received an honorable discharge in
1968. His awards and medals include the Bronze Star, the Combat
Infantryman Badge and the Vietnam Service Medal. He
graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos
with a BBA in 1970. On April 20, 1974, Bill married Barbara
Bures, his wife of thirty-six years.
A Texas banker throughout his career, Bill’s most recent banking
posts were at Western National in Midland and West Texas State
Bank in Snyder. He spent time coaching soccer, playing golf and
following his sons’ sports across Texas and the Nation.
Bill will be remembered for his great sense of humor, sharp wit,
and his willingness to lend a hand and believe in his fellow man.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Vallie Parker
of Cisco.
Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his three sons, Major Joseph
Parker, Major Matthew Parker his wife, Karen, and Andrew
Parker; two grandsons, Aidan and Joseph Jeremiah.
Please leave condolences at
In remembrance of Bill, donations may be made to
Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 W. 26th Street Bryan, TX
77803, the American Cancer Society at 3207 Briarcrest
Dr. Bryan, Texas 77802 or a charity of your choice.


  1. Alison, Drew and Evan send our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Bill will be missed.

    Fair winds and following seas.

  2. I just wanted to take a moment to express my sorrow for your loss. It is a time of deep sorrow however very soon, God’s promises for our loved ones who have passed away will soon be a reality here on earth as is expressed in the Bible at Revelation 21:3-5; Isaiah 25:8; Psalm 37:11,29.

  3. I’ve talked to Bill on the Army Football Message Board since the mid-90’s. He was kind enough to send me a copy of the 96 Army/Air Force game when mine was lost in a fire. He will be deeply missed. I asked him once via private message if he could share what he said to J.Parker after the Independence Bowl Game. I think about his response each time my 5 year old needs reassurance. His kindness lives on within me. I look forward to the day when we can communicate again. My deepest condolences to all the family during this time. Barbara, you’re always welcome on the message board. Sincerely, Jeff Parker (yes, that’s really my name) also known as ArmyFtBall on the Army Football message board.

  4. Barbara, Jay, Matt, & Andy,

    Phil & I are sending our deepest smypathy. Bill was one of our favorite people. We will miss him.

    He was always good to Shawn.

    Prayers are with you.

    Phil & Maxine

  5. Met you only once at West Texas State Bank. You were most polite and helpful sir. You were a person that one does not forget. God Bless you Sir. May God be with your family here in there time of need. May you rest in God’s arms forever! Pat

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Parker Family. I am blessed to have known this great coach and individual. Mrs Parker, J, Matt, and Andy, may God provide you with the comfort and strength through this time.

  7. It was with great sadness that I learned of Bill’s passing. My prayers and best wishes are with the Parker family. To Bill, Well done sir, Be thou at peace.

  8. Barbara and boys, John and I extend our deepest sympthay to you all. We had not heard that Bill was ill so we were totally surprised. Sounds like your family has extended with a daughter in law and two grandsons. I’m sure you enjoy them. We think of you all and wonder about the boys and what they are doing. John always like to hear about their careers. If you are ever back out this way, please call, we have both retired and are home most of the time, usually mowing grass. Our thoughts are with you.
    John and Carolyn Greene

  9. Bill Parker was certainly a friend and a respected man by our family. He did much for the Snyder community and sought neither credit or recognition for it. Our thoughts are with you. Wade and Carolyn Warren and family

  10. Bill hired me for my first “real” job at the First National Bank in Midland and again when he became President of Western State Bank in Midland. It was always a pleasure to work with Bill. I have thought about him many times over the years and always with a sense of pride that I was able to know him and work for him. Bill you will be missed, but not forgotten, as there are many in the Banking community in Midland who always remember you with great fondness as we tell our “Parker” stories.

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