John R. Pranker, 54, of Parsons, died early Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at his home.
He was born Sept. 9, 1956, in Lake Charles, La., to Edward Jr. and Jessie Mary (Parmentier) Pranker. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Ash Grove, Mo.
He worked as a mechanic.
He married Patty Midgett on Jan. 6, 1979, in Steelville, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael Pranker of Joplin and William Pranker of Pittsburg; a daughter, Crystal Taylor of Baxter Springs; three grandchildren; a brother, Edward Pranker III of Topeka; and four sisters, Jeanie Gold of Aurora, Mo., Jodie Blair of Fair Grove, Mo., Kris Swindell of Fort Smith, Ark., and Ginger Joy Pranker of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial will be in Tibbets Cemetery in Oswego. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the John Pranker Memorial Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, 67336.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.