David LeRoy Parker, 93

September 4, 1927 - February 16, 2021

Hastings resident David LeRoy Parker, 93, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021,
peacefully at his home.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with
Reverend Damen Heitmann officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor
Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday with
family present and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be given to Asera Care Hospice. The service will be live-streamed on
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is
www.facebook.com/lbvfh, the link will not be live until five minutes before service time. For
the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and
funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask
that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you
do not bring one, we can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the

David was born September 4, 1927, in Lincoln, KS to James W. & Molly (Kerns) Parker. He
graduated High School in Lincoln, Kansas in 1946. After graduation, David joined the U.S.
Navy as a Petty Officer First Class and served in WWII and the Korean War from 1946 to
1951. He married the love of his life, Verlene Hollingshead on May 29, 1954, in Grand
Island, NE. David and Verlene moved from Loomis to Hastings in 1967. He was a history
teacher and coach (which gave him great pleasure) for 10 years after graduating from
Hastings College in 1959. David went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Psychology from
Kearney State College. He used that Master’s Degree as a counselor for the Nebraska Job

In retirement, he loved to play golf and he loved to teach others how to play as well. His
favorite students were his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and he even had clubs in his
great-great grandchildren’s hands at a very young age. One of his proudest moments in golf
was the day he made a hole-in-one. David was a lifelong member of the VFW and DAV as
well as the First United Methodist Church in Hastings.

David was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, James, George, Robert, and Dennis;
and sister, Virginia Bachofer.

Those left to cherish his memory:

Wife of 67 years: Verlene Parker – Hastings, NE

Daughters & Spouses: Brenda & Fred Johnston – Columbus, NE
Chana & F. Ray Brown – Omaha, NE
Leisa & Lloyd Warburton – Glenvil, NE

14 Grandchildren

16 Great-grandchildren

9 Great-great grandchildren

Numerous nieces and nephews.