Long Serving Parker Councilman and Police Chief Willard (Will) Linzy Oost has passed away due to complications of Covid-19
Oost, served first as the City of Parkers Police Chief for 12 years. He then served as a City Councilman for 12 more years. This was all after a serving more than 23 years in the United States Air Force, serving in Vietnam. According to his obituary, Will was a longtime member of the Parker Lodge # 142 F & AM, Shaddai Shrine Temple, lifetime member of AMVETS of Callaway, and a member of Parker VFW. He was also commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Will also was a longtime member of the Parker United Methodist Church where he volunteered and served in many positions.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary J. Oost; sons, Steven L. Oost and Gary W. Oost and wife Susan (Pitts) Oost, all of Panama City; his daughter, Kathy A. Oost of Nashville, TN; and a sister, Mildred (Oost) Miller of Owensboro, KY.
The family has requested contributions may be made to the Parker United Methodist Church in Will’s memory.