Johnny Parker: March 14, 1960 – September 24, 2019

It is with great sadness that we share news of the loss of a member of our Rural Studio family. Johnny Parker, our dear friend and colleague, passed away Tuesday morning. He was doing what he loved to do; fixing stuff, with his dog, Boo Boo, by his side. He died naturally, and it would appear very quickly, without suffering. We are devastated by this loss and we will miss him beyond measure.

Private funeral arrangements are being made by his family at this time. Auburn University Rural Studio and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction will hold a memorial service at a later date. We will share more news about the memorial when those details become available. Please keep Johnny’s friends and family in your thoughts as they navigate this difficult time.

Photo by Keith Isaacs