Parker, Dustin Obituary and related documents

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Parker, Dustin Obituary and related documents

Subject

Parker, Dustin murdered in McAlester, Oklahoma on January 1, 2020. The first 2020 murder of a trans person in the United States.

Creator

McAlester News Capital

Publisher

McAlester News Capital

Date

02/25/1994-01/01/2020

Relation

Co-founder of Oklahomans for Equality - McAlester Chapter

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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McAlester News Capital, “Parker, Dustin Obituary and related documents,” OKEQ History Project, accessed February 28, 2020, https://history.okeq.org/items/show/396.