Charles Marvin Parker, age 70, resident of Ft. Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in Belton, Mo. He was born March 26, 1946, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Leland and Alice Algood Parker. Charles served in both the U. S. Army and U. S. Maine Corps. He worked as a restaurant manager and later in lawn service. Also known as “Bucky the Clown,” he received the 2008 Shrine Clown of the Year award. He was a member and past president of the Central State Clown Association and director of the Kansas City Shrine Clowns. He was a member of the Mirza and Ararat Shrine, Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, Past Master of the Scottish Rite, and Past Master of the York Rite.
There was cremation. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23rd, at the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, Kan. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V.F.W. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.