Hoover Lovelace Parker

Hoover Lovelace Parker, 91, of East Brewton, died Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Mr. Parker was born June 29, 1928, in Escambia County, Ala. A 1946 graduate of W.S. Neal HIgh School, he opened Big Bear Supermarket in East Brewton in 1966, later known as Parker’s Super Foods, which operated for more than 35 years. In 1964, he became a member of the East Brewton City Council and served until 1972. Elected mayor of East Brewton in 1980, he served two terms, from 1980 to 1988. In 1988, he was elected to the Escambia County Commission, where he served until 1996.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday,...