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business executive

Thomas Lee Parker, business executive. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Service to Mankind Columbus Sertoma Club, 1975, Silver Beaver Boy Scouts American, 1975, Silver Antelope Boy Scouts American, 1977, Silver Buffalo Boy Scouts American, 1986; Baden Powell fellow World Scouts, Geneva, 1982.

Background

Parker, Thomas Lee was born on August 23, 1921 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of J.T. Parker and Frances Gertrude (Rogers) Heer.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Ohio State University, 1943.

Career

Sales representative, Frozen Drumstick Sales Company, Columbus, Ohio., 1946-1947;secretary-treasurer, general manager, Cream Cone Machine Company, Columbus, 1948-1957;president, Drumstick Inc., Columbus, 1958-1962;president, Big Drum, Inc., Columbus, 1962-1983;Chairman of the Board, Big Drum, Inc., Columbus, 1983-1986. Board directors Ohio Semitronics, Delta Tau Delta Ednl. Foundation.

Membership

Member national advisory council Boy Scouts American, Dallas. Major United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Scioto Country Club (president 1977), Athletic Club (president 1971), Masons, Delta Tau Delta.

Connections

Married Frances N. Newlon, December 14, 1943 (deceased 1981). Children: Richard T. (deceased), Pamela Parker Gartin.

father:
J.T. Parker Heer

mother:
Frances Gertrude (Rogers) Heer

spouse:
Frances N. Newlon

child:
Richard T. Parker (deceased)

child:
Pamela Parker Gartin Parker