Date of death: 10/27/2010

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1977

Rev. Rick C. Parker, 60, born April 29, 1950 in Oklahoma City, passed away at Ave Maria Convalescent Hospital, Monterey, California. He attended St. Gregory’s College in Shawnee, Central State University (now known as the University of Central Oklahoma) in Edmond and Immaculate Conception Seminary in Missouri before receiving his Masters in Divinity from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana. Fr. Rick served as Associate Pastor and teacher at St. Francis’ Church and St. Eugene’s Church in Oklahoma City, St. John the Baptist Church in Edmond, and St. Stephen’s Church in San Francisco, CA. He also taught at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Notre Dame High School in Riverside, CA, San Domenico High School in San Anselmo, CA, and Business Ethics at Central State University. After moving to Carmel, CA, in 1993, Fr. Rick was a very active member and board member of John XXIII AIDS Ministry which is now the Central Coast HIV and AIDS Services or CCHAS. He was a volunteer Chaplain at Community Hospital for many years and celebrated Mass at Carmel Mission and many other parishes in the Monterey, CA, Diocese. Fr. Rick is survived by his brother, G. Brock Parker of Oklahoma City and his identical twin, R. Brent Parker of Warr Acres; his nephew and niece, Damon Z. Parker of Las Vegas and Annessa J. Parker of Oklahoma City; his longtime companion, Larry Kern of Carmel and his beloved Scottish Terriers, Maggie, Malcolm and Hannah. He was preceded in death by his parents, H. Bruce and Betty Parker, and his brother, Mark. Memorial contributions are suggested to: CCHAS, PO Box 1931, Monterey, CA 93942.Published in The Oklahoman on November 3, 2010