Meet The Family

In 1997 David and his family decided to enter the family funeral home business themselves because many family owned funeral homes were emerging with large corporate owned funeral homes and David's family felt that families were not receiving the service that they were used to with family owned funeral homes.

So in 1997 they opened the Parker Ashworth Funeral home in Kaufman Texas. Now David and Shawn operate the funeral home themselves with the help of , Barbara Jordan,  Chris Ricketts, Robert Polley, Ray Raymond, Jeremy Hatcher and Carol Overbeck.

David R. Parker

David R. Parker is a graduate of Terrell High School and Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He started his career in the funeral industry in 1968 when he was still a student in Terrell schools and after graduating from High School in 1970 he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. David then moved back to Terrell and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1972 while working at a local Terrell funeral home. In 1976 David moved to Seagoville, and worked  for the family owned Mathis Funeral Home for four years. In 1980 David moved back to Terrell and he worked for a local funeral home and then he eventually managed six funeral homes and two cemetery operations.

David is a past Vice President of the Kaufman Economic Commission, past President and a current board member of the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce, past president and member of the Kaufman Lions Club, 

Shawn D. Parker


Shawn was born and raised in Kaufman County, Texas.  He is a graduate of Terrell High School, Southern Methodist University and Dallas Institute Of Funeral Service. Shawn has been an employee of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home for 16 years and is the Vice President. Shawn has one daughter Makena.