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Parker Furniture: Thanks to all who helped along the way




After 63 years of business, Parker Appliance and Furniture Co. has decided to close. 


It has gotten harder to find good quality American-made wood furniture that people could afford. Almost all wood furniture is being imported. 


Financing and collecting has become very difficult. 


I want to thank Dr. Wade Parker and Ann Buchanan, current owners, and the employees of Parker--Carolyn Haynes, Mary Robertson, Bill Wykoff, Ann Redwine, Fred Nance, Louis Perry, and Jimmy Webber. 


A special thanks goes to my wife, Mildred Jean, who did everything to help our customers. 


I am going to miss the business--especially our customers. 


So after working 57 years at Parker, I have decided it is time to spend time with our sons, Doug and Wayne, and the grandchildren Taylor, Steven, Kyle, Zach, and Carley and my great-granddaughter Anna Madison. 


My wife and I are planning on traveling and riding our yellow Gold Wing with our Gold Wing buddies. 


Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. 


Howard Robertson, Columbus 






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Article Comment sosorry commented at 1/27/2010 7:03:00 AM:

What a lovely letter, and a great example of someone who took a personal interest in the business, its staff, and its customers. You would never see anything so personal from a larger chain or superstore.
Thank you, sir, for taking the time to write that; there are many who are sad to see you close, but wish you the very best.


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