Funeral services for Billy “Waylon” Parker, 88, of Edgewood, TX, are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Monday, April 17, 2023, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood. A private family burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.
Waylon passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at his home.
Billy Waylon Parker was born on December 12, 1934, in the Lane Community of Edgewood, TX, to parents Coleman Parker and Frieda Inez Norris Parker. He was a life-long resident of Edgewood and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1953. Waylon later attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX. He married Bobby Roena Petty on June 6, 1956, and they made their home in Edgewood. Waylon was the owner of Waylon’s Hair Fashions in Terrell. He was a member of the Church of God. Waylon had a love for music and used his exceptional piano playing ability to serve the church and community. He also enjoyed gardening, decorating for Christmas and especially spending time with family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Roena.
Waylon is survived by his daughters, Penny Richardson and husband Bo of Tyler, TX, Cathy Nelson and husband Jim of Moulton, AL, Eve Lewis and husband Charles of Edgewood, TX, and Nicole Sayre and husband Sean of Tyler, TX; grandchildren, Amber Ross and husband Tony, Tara Symes and husband Cameron, James Nelson and wife Holly, Benjamin Nelson and wife Brittney, Philip Nelson and wife McCauley, Hannah Nelson and husband Jake, Sarah Merriman and husband John and Parker Sayre; along with twenty-seven great grandchildren and one on the way.
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