Betty Joyce Parker

Marble Falls — Betty Joyce Parker, formerly of Trent, died Sunday, Dec. 9, at her home in Marble Falls. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Trent First Baptist Church with Reverend Ronnie Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.Betty was born April 27, 1941 in Chaves County, New Mexico to Elizabeth (Rhoades) and James Cecil Parker. She was a previous member of the Trent First Baptist Church. In her younger years, Betty was den mother for the Cub Scouts and loved watching her children play sports. She was a waitress and cook for over 20 years, having worked in Merkel, owned the Trent Café, and owned a restaurant in Sweetwater. In 2010, Betty moved from Gatesville to Marble Falls where she enjoyed the outdoors. Her hobbies included dancing, singing and playing computer games. Survivors include four daughters, Debbie Zinsmeyer and husband Mervin of Georgia, Tonya Harvey of Merkel, Starla Kirk and husband Jeff of Colorado and Elizabeth Strong and husband James of Marble Falls; one son, Shane Mitchell and wife Heather of Sand Springs; six sisters, Sharon, Linda, Ester, Barbara, Mearline and Faye; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James “Butch” Parker; a sister, Gladys Williams; and a son, Robert Clay Plemons.You may view and sign the online guestbook at