December 31, 2012

Frank Parmer Jr. was born June 22, 1929 in Breckenridge, Texas. He was the son of the late John F. Parmer Sr. and Thirza (Wicker) Parmer. He died Dec. 30, 2012 at the JCMH in Altus.

He married his wife Phyllis Harris on June 1, 1948 in Seminole.

He had been a resident of Altus for over 24 years having moved here from Mangum. He was the owner operator of the Mangum Dr Pepper Bottling Company until his retirement in 1978. He was a Baptist, a Mason of the Mangum Lodge, he loved photography, loved guns and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Parmer of the home in Altus; two daughters, Elizabeth Smith and her husband Clint of Sanger, Texas, and Kathy Shaull and her husband Keith of Anadarko; two granddaughters, Evan Shaull of Anadarko, and Elizabeth Shaull of Stillwater.

Services for Frank Parmer are scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Lowell-Tims Chapel officiated by Dr. Jeff Moore and the Rev. J. V. Lohaugh. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Mangum.

The family will greet friends Wednesday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Lowell-Tims provides a live Web-cast of the service for friends and family not able to attend. To join go to and click on obituaries, click on John Franklin Parmer Jr. There will be a button that allows you to join the web-cast. On-line tributes can also be made to John Franklin Parmers family at