In Memory: Dr. Willis Parker (PU DVM ’64)

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that a loyal and well-known alumnus in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s second graduating class, Dr. Willis Parker, of Clayton, Ind., passed away yesterday.  He was 84. 

The College of Veterinary Medicine had opened just a year before Dr. Parker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science at Purdue in 1960.  He went on to enroll as a member of the college’s Class of 1964.  He had a long and distinguished career that included positions with the American Breeders Service and W. R. Grace & Company.  In 2000, he received the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Arrangements are pending.  The family anticipates holding a memorial service at a later date.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

Category: Alumni, Our People

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