The funeral service for Keith Parker, former editor and managing director of both the Express & Star and Shropshire Star who died at the weekend aged 69, will take place at St Michael & All Angels, Church Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton on Wednesday 11 August 2010 at 2.00pm followed by Committal at Telford Crematorium at 4.15pm (family flowers only. Donations if desired to Compton Hospice, c/o Harry Edwards & Sons, Funeral Directors, 1 High Street, Wellington, TF1 1JW). Then, Park House Hotel, Shifnal, Shropshire from around 4:30 / 4:45pm, all welcome.
- Keith Parker was a real champion of the regional press and cared deeply about press freedom issues. He was immensely likable, down to earth and modest about his achievements. The Express & Star has a full obit here.