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Rep. Sherman Thompson Parker (1971- 2008)

September 19th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Former State Representative Sherman Parker (2003-2006) suffered a fatal brain aneurysm yesterday morning at approximately 10:15 a.m. Mr. Parker was rushed by ambulance to Barnes Jewish Hospital West in St. Peter’s, Missouri and was later airlifted to the main Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for emergency surgery.

After being evaluated by emergency room physicians and neurosurgeons, it was determined that Mr. Parker’s condition was irreversible, and he was placed on a ventilator to help support his breathing. Mr. Parker was pronounced brain dead at 8:50 p.m CST.

The family has announced that Mr. Parker will remain on the ventilator until approximately 3:30 p.m. today so friends and former colleagues can say their final goodbyes. You can visit him on the 10th floor, neurosurgery intensive care unit.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The family has asked that you make donations
to his daughter Alexandra’s college fund.

Contributions can be made at any Bank of America location nationwide. Simply tell the Bank of America teller or representative that you would like to make a contribution to the Alexandra Parker Fund.

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  • 1 Councilwoman Yolonda Fountain Henderson // Sep 19, 2008 at 10:34 am

    My pr ayers goes out to the family. I would continue to pray for his family. I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet him.

    Yolonda Fountain-Henderson
    Councilwoman from Jennings

  • 2 Councilwoman Yolonda Fountain Henderson // Sep 19, 2008 at 10:34 am

    My pr ayers goes out to the family. I would continue to pray for his family. I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet him.

    Yolonda Fountain-Henderson
    Councilwoman from Jennings

  • 3 Keith Savage // Sep 19, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I lost my best freind in life and politics but the way I look at it he is in heaven working legislation for us all still. My prayers are with his family and I am confused as to why sooo soon for he, I and others like him still had work to do. We lost a true soldier for the good of human kind in life and politics.

  • 4 Joe Scoggin // Sep 19, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Sherman Parker was an outstanding student/athlete and an Affton High School alumnus. He was the kind of person who really cared about the interest of his fellow students. Following graduation from Affton High, Sherman, by way of an athletic scholarship, continued his education at the University of Vermont. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree at Vermont, Parker went on to excel as a leader in business and politics. Sherman was also the kind of gentleman whose integrity was above reproach. He was a dear friend and I’m sure he will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences are extended to the Parker family.
    Joe Scoggin
    Retired Affton High School Guidance Counselor

  • 5 Kendra McDonald // Sep 20, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Sherman Sherman Sherman, you will be missed. My condolences to the family and Ally. He lived life to the fullest no matter what anyone else had to say. He will surely be missed.

  • 6 David Stokes // Sep 21, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Today at the GOP Rally at Jefferson Barracks Park there was a very touching moment of silence for Sherman. Several hundred people stood and honored his memory. He deserved every part of it.

  • 7 Verna Harris-Laboy // Sep 23, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Sherman Parker, my ‘lil Brother, my friend, I never have met a brother, so up close and personal, that loved the crazy life of politics as much as Sherman Thompson Parker. He was a torch, a firestarter. He was his own man, a man’s man, a leader. He was not a “Yes” man. He followed his own heart and desires. He had his own plan. I met Sherman Parker in 2002 when the Boone CO Republican Party came after me to run for State Representative. Sherman, packed up “His Boyz” and came to Columbia and knocked on doors and worked hard on my campaign. Encouraging me every step of the way. I didn’t win the political race, but came out the winner anyway…I had Sherman Parker as a friend…just talked to him last week…we kept it real in our communication.
    He loved his daughter, Alexandra…please support her and her family by donating to her college fund.
    Republican politics will not be the same without him stirring things up! I miss you, Sherman! God bless your family and close friends.
    Miz Verna

  • 8 Brenda Chambers // Aug 21, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Why so soon we ask! He truly worked a full like even at such a early department representing his party REPUBLICANS!!! Heaven has an Angel and will forever be missed as a Friend, so much more …in heavenly places Sherm… Rest in Heavenly Peace

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