Harvey Eugene Parker, age 89, passed away on July 28, 2022, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, NE. He was born on October 23, 1932, in North Platte, NE, to Irvin (Red) and Fern Garnett (White) Parker.
Harvey grew up on the family farm south of North Platte with his two brothers. He attended Huebner School through eighth grade and graduated from high school at the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, NE, in April of 1949. Harvey married Marilyn Elaine Graham on June 10, 1951, in Hershey, NE. He enlisted in the Army in 1953 and served until 1955. In 1960 Harvey and his family moved to Stapleton, NE, to join his brother in a farming and ranching operation. His life changed in 1975 when he trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Harvey and Marilyn moved to Gothenburg in 1985 when they purchased and operated the Daylight Donut Shop. In 2000 they retired and moved back to North Platte where Harvey lived until entering the nursing home in June of 2022. Harvey was actively involved at Bethel E-Free Church in North Platte, NE, for more than 20 years.
Harvey is survived by his daughter LuAnn (Kevin) Badgley of Kearney, NE. and son Matthew (Mary) Parker of Harrison, NE.; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother Norlin (Janice) Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Irvin and Garnett; in-laws Harry and Mildred Graham; wife Marilyn; brother and sister-in-law Curtis and Ruth Parker; sister-in-law Gaylin Graham; brother-in-law Gary Graham; son James; and grandson Joshua Badgley.
Memorials may be given to Harrison Bible Church Junior Rodeo Bible Camp, Harrison, NE, Bethel E-Free Church in North Platte, NE, or KJLT Radio Station in North Platte, NE. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel E-Free Church in North Platte, NE, Friday, August 5, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be from noon-7:00 p.m. with visitation with family from 5:00 -7:00 pm at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte, NE, Thursday, August 4. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For those who are unable to attend in person the service will be livestreamed www.adamsswanson.com.