Services for R. Virgil Parker, a retired layout artist for printing shops and a former resident of Bethesda and Reisterstown, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Topeka, Kan.
Mr. Parker, who was 78 and lived in Topeka since 1985, died Sunday of heart failure at a hospital there.
He was born in Robinson, Kan., attended the University of Kansas and served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Parker's wife, the former Pauline Smith, died in 1985.
He is survived by two sons, David Parker of Silver Spring and Ralph Parker of Topeka; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.