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League City, Texas-Funeral service for Steve will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cherokee with Rev. Garry McNeill and Rev. Tom Cooksey officiating. Viewing will be Monday, February 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Byron-Amorita Cemetery.
Steven Jack Parr, 65, of League City, Texas lost his battle with cancer at home the evening of Thursday, February 2, 2017. Steven was born in Cherokee, Oklahoma to Jack and Carol Parr on May 23, 1951. He attended school in Cherokee and graduated from CHS in 1969. While in high school he participated and excelled in track and basketball. He attended Oklahoma State University. While there, he became involved in student government politics and served as senator. Upon graduation, Steve accepted a job with Stran Steel in Houston. After two years there, he accepted a job with Aramco Oil Company as a liaison in different parts of the company. He spent seven years living and working in Saudi Arabia. He later returned to Houston and continued working with Aramco for a number of years. He remained working in the oil industry, but changed jobs and went to work for Chevron until his death.
Steven was a very insightful man who helped and worked with others. He was active in his church working with returning servicemen who were dealing with the complexities of their new life. Steven had the unique opportunity to travel the world and see many different sights because of his work.
Steven is survived by his wife, Linda of League City, Texas; his sons, Adam of Denver and Ryan of Alaska; step children, Melissa Boudreaux and husband, Jayson Reddy, Wendee Reddy, Brandon Reddy and numerous step-grandchildren; a step-great grandson; parents, Jack and Carol Parr; brother, David and his wife, Nancy; sister, Cheryl and her husband, George and numerous nephews and their families.
Memorials may be given to the Quilting Ministry at Steve’s church in Houston, because they are making quilts for veterans, or the Benevolent Fund at Cherokee First Baptist through the funeral home.
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Lanman Funeral Home Staff
Jack and family, may God be with you in these sad times and wrap his love around your family.
Mr. and Mrs. Parr,
I had the honor of working for and with Steve at Chevron. Also, I served in the Veteran\'s group he led at Gateway Church in Houston. It was with great sadness that I learned of his passing from Linda. You have my deepest sympathies. Steve was a class act and he will be missed. Please know that the work he did for Veterans, including myself,and others is more appreciated than Steve could ever have known. It was truly an honor to serve in that group with him. I will remember Steve fondly always.
Linda, My prayers are with you and the family as you walk THROUGH this valley. If you ever want to chat, I\'m always a phone call away! Hugs and prayers my friend.
I worked with Steve at Chevron. He was generous, kind and always found time to help others. Steve was such a great guy and he will be sorely missed by those who knew him. We will keep him and his family in our prayers.
It was my pleasure to work with Steve for the last couple of years, as he was always incredibly helpful and kind. Prayers for God\'s comfort and healing for your family at this difficult time.
I worked with Steve for many years at Chevron and am deeply saddened by his passing. He was a wonderful person with a genuine heart who always cared about those around him. I am grateful I had the opportunity to a part of his team and for everything I learned from him. Wishing him and his family peace, warmth, and prayers during this time.
Steve will be missed. I\'ll always remember his ready smile, our morning coffee banter, and the kindness he showed his teammates.
With caring thoughts -
Steve was a good friend and co-worker. I enjoyed learning from him and working with him. My condolences, I will miss him.
What I'll remember most about Steve is how his eyes lit up when talking about his family. Though we worked together off and on for 9 years, our conversations always included an update his grandkids!
I will miss him, and want to convey my deepest condolences to his loved ones.
My heart sank today to hear of Steve\'s passing. I grew to like and admire Steve through our direct work together back in 2007 - 2009. When I joined the UWT team in 2012 I reconnected with Steve and was glad to know we would again be working as part of the same organization. Steve was a true gentleman. He was a good friend and a good partner in day to day Chevron work life. He was good natured to the core and he worked with everyone in the consistent, kind and professional way that was Steve Parr! One day years back Steve shared his thoughts with me about how much he was thankful for the relationship he and his wife shared and that spoke volumes to me about Steve\'s character and values. A True Gentleman that will be missed....
Dear Linda and Family,
I had the great privilege of working alongside Steve on a number of Chevron engagements. We often talked about you and your passion around entrepreneurship, to include his Children, Grandchildren and his many trips to Oklahoma.
Nevertheless, this news really came as a shock to me; considering I just had lunch with him prior to the holidays. And he never eluded that there was anything wrong. Needless to say it truly breaks my heart to hear of his passing.
Steve was such a great, patient and influential person when dealing with adversity. I will surly miss him.
God Bless you and the rest of the Parr family.
Andre Jaundoo & Family