Velton Parker, age 90, passed away after a lengthy illness on August 12, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Velton was born in Magnolia, Texas on October 8, 1929. He joined the Navy in 1944 and served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a submariner throughout his Navy career until retirement in 1963. Velton spent 10 years as a reservist, 23 years as a civil servant for the US Merchant Marines, and 10 years with University of Hawaii Ocean Research. In 1959, Velton was casted in the movie "South Pacific" filmed on the island of Kauai. After many years devoted to the sea, Velton retired at the age of 72.
40 years ago, Velton met the love of his life, Myrta. Velton will forever be a part of her, her daughter, grandchildren and great- grandchildren’s lives.
Velton leaves behind his beloved wife Myrta, his sister Elvie, his daughter Carmen and her husband Kinha, his grandchildren, Saajida and her husband Jessico, Omari, Soukhaina, Hebee, Joao Pedro and Isabella, 2 great- grandchildren Naiya, and Micaela, and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery October 8, 2020.
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