[2020] Dustin Parker, February 25, 1994-January 1, 2020

Title

[2020] Dustin Parker, February 25, 1994-January 1, 2020

Subject

Obituaries of Important figures associated with Oklahomans for Equality

Description

Dustin Parker was murdered in McAlester, Oklahoma on January 1, 2020. The first 2020 murder of a trans person in the United States.
He was the Co-founder of Oklahomans for Equality - McAlester Chapter

Creator

McAlester News Capital

Publisher

McAlester News Capital

Date

January 3, 2020

Format

Image
Online text
PDF

Language

English

Type

Obituary

Identifier

https://history.okeq.org/items/show/396

Coverage

McAlester---Oklahoma
Ada---Oklahoma
Oklahoma---McAlester
Oklahoma---Ada
United States of America (50 states)

Text

Dustin James Parker, 25, of McAlester, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in McAlester.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 6, at 10 a.m. at McAlester Expo Center.
Dustin was born on February 25, 1994, in Ada, to Rusty and Danielle (LeFlore) Parker.
After graduating high school he attended Eastern State College in Wilburton, where he earned an associate degree in criminal justice. It is also where he met his future wife, Regina Bargas.
Dustin was an instrumental part and manager of the new Rover Taxi service in McAlester. He loved his work and loved being able to provide for his family.
Dustin loved to read and enjoyed dancing and singing and was a wonderful father to their four children. He was also a founding member of Oklahomans for Equality, McAlester Chapter.
Dustin is survived by his wife, Regina; four children, Alex Hilburn, Natalie Hilburn, Damon Parker and Jacelyn Parker, all of the home; his parents, Rusty and Danielle Parker, of Krebs; a brother, Jonah Parker, of Krebs; paternal grandparents, Michael and Jenny Lou Parker; his parents-in-law, Eugene and Rosetta Bargas, of McAlester, and a brother-in-law, Kevin Bargas, of McAlester.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arthur Sr. and Linda LeFlore.
Published on January 3, 2020

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Citation

McAlester News Capital, “[2020] Dustin Parker, February 25, 1994-January 1, 2020,” OKEQ History Project, accessed May 19, 2024, https://history.okeq.org/items/show/396.