In Memory

Laigh Parker

Laigh Parker



Got this information from Bobby McCormick today about Laigh!  Needless to say I was shocked and saddened.  At age 42, I'm guessing he passed in 1995 but not sure.

Age at Death: 42?
Cause of Death: cancer
Classmate City:
Classmate State: TX
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Sister Lynn Parker


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03/25/11 03:03 AM #1    

Bill Liese

bill liese- Laigh again I new when we met our fresh/yr., again we played foorball. He was a good player and played well. I never had a class with laigh but he seemed to always be in a great mood. I was glad to have played with him. God bless,a great guy gone to early.

07/25/11 01:38 PM #2    

Bob McCormick

I met Laigh in the 2nd grade at Northwood and I had Mr Wadsworth and he had? anyway he was a great friend. I lost track with him after he moved to California. He was very successful in the oil business. He never got married and I always felt he would have been happier if he could of found the right girl. Bill and Sue, his parents were like step lparents to me since I lived a few blocks away. Not having a dad, Bill helped fill some of the void growing up. Remember he taught me how to tie a tie for the first time. Laigh's sister Lynn was a great sister to him and I believe is happily married w kids. Anyway I have lots of great memorys of in peace brother!

09/04/11 01:44 PM #3    

Phyllis Trcka

that was a really nice comment bobby. yes, he was a really nice fellow. i always felt he was a deep thinker and very sensitive to others.

09/23/11 08:52 PM #4    

Larry Sowle

I think one of the reasons I haven't come back to this website in a long while was seeing that Laigh had died.  He was always a good friend to me, even after McManus threw me out of athletics and I took my life in the wrong direction for a while.

I first met Laigh in sixth grade, just after transferring to Northwood.  No one could do a better imitation of Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol than Laigh.  No one.  Silly now, but it seemed an important life skill to have to impress your buddies then.

And thank you, Laigh, for using your humor to keep me from getting my butt handed to me at that party near Roosevelt.  I wasn't afraid of them.  I was afraid of what would happen to us for getting into a fight with athletes from another school.  I hated the pole.  I hated windsprints more. The bullring terrified me. 

I wish I had taken more time to talk to you more the last time we ran into each other somewhere near Nacogdoches. At the time I always thought I'd see you again.






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