Charles M. Parker, 32°
(Mar 26, 1946-Feb 15, 2017)
Member, Mt Washington #614

1999 - Consistory of Western MO, Valley of Kansas City Scottish Rite

Member, Ararat Shrine
Past Director, Clown Unit
2008 - Clown of the Year
Past President, CS Clown Association
Member, Mirza Shrine

Charles Marvin Parker, age 70, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in Belton, MO. He was born March 26, 1946, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Leland and Alice Algood Parker. Charles served in both the U. S. Army and U. S. Maine Corps. He worked as a restaurant manager and later in lawn service. Also known as “Bucky the Clown,” he received the 2008 Shrine Clown of the Year award. He was a member and past president of the Central State Clown Association and director of the Kansas City Shrine Clowns. He was a member of the Mirza and Ararat Shrine, Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, Member of the Scottish Rite, and Past Master of the York Rite.

There was cremation. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23rd, at the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, Kan. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V.F.W. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Worshipful Brother Charlie Parker:
  • Petitioned Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 on 10/23/1998
  • Elected on 11/13/1998
  • Initiated into the Mysteries of Freemasonry on 11/27/1998
  • Passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft on 02/06/1999
  • Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on 02/06/1999
  • Life member on 12/04/2000
  • Joined the Celestial Lodge Above on 02/15/2017

  • He served in several chairs in Mt. Washington before moving with a Kansas Lodge closer to his home where he served as Worshipful Master.