Noel Ryan Parker, 29, of Granite Shoals, Texas, passed away September 12, 2020. He was born April 28, 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Noel lived in Lampasas from 2001-2006 and attended Lampasas schools from fourth grade through eighth grade.
Noel graduated from Llano High School in 2010 and was the 2010 Prom King. He was a good student and excelled in math and art. His quest for education continued into his adult life as he attended Central Texas College. As his muscular dystrophy disease progressed, it became more difficult to draw and use his computer until he was finally dependent mostly using his mouth. With his family unaware, Noel wrote for a grant for a Quadstick to improve his quality of life. He received the grant and surprised his family and friends. He kept the grant a secret so that no one would be disappointed if it was not awarded. The Quadstick helped him keep up on social media, play video games and helped him feel less confined in his room.
He loved to read and later continued with audio books. Noel also spent hours watching cooking, sci-fi, survivor shows and Jeopardy. His sweet tooth had a fondness for cookies. So much so, he sometimes strategically requested cookies his sisters did not like to leave more for himself. However, this is probably the only example of Noel putting himself before others. He was a loving son, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend.
Of all his hobbies and quest for art and education, his faith in Jesus Christ was his passion. He spent hours reading the Bible and watching Christian and gospel music videos on You Tube and watching the 700 Club. He memorized countless Bible verses and proudly recited them during visits from friends and his Face book videos. He asked family and friends for people who needed prayers. His prayers were powerful, and he celebrated their success.
He is survived by his parents, Neil and Allison Parker, of Granite Shoals, Texas; sisters Addison Parker of Granite Shoals, Rylan Parker of Granite Shoals, Peggie Cotton and husband Travis of Los Alamos, New Mexico; grandparents John and Jackie Pike of Kingsland, Kay Parker; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Gerald Parker.
Funeral service was held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at First Baptist Church Kingsland. An online guest register may be signed at www. PutnamCares.com. The funeral service can be viewed on a link at firstkingsland.com. Funeral arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory, LLC, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas.