Hal Parker is a Pike County native. He is actively involved in his community and has built several successful distribution companies.
He began his career with Sears after graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He then moved into a partnership in Climate Masters, Inc.
In 1982, Parker founded Sunbelt Wholesale Supply Co., a regional distributor of fiberglass insulation and residential roofing products. The company became an integral part of Service Partners, LLC. Service Partners is the largest distributer of fiberglass insulation in the United States.
In 2000, Parker became a partner in Mississippi Roofing Supply. He served the company until its sale in 2006. He is a general partner in Parker Land, LLC.
Parker is dedicated to serving his community and is a second-term member of the Hinds Community College Foundation Board. He also served four terms on the Mississippi State Development Foundation Board.
He has additionally served on the boards of directors for the Rankin Health Foundation, Rankin First and Bank Plus. He served two terms as president of the Bulldog Club and is a member of the board of trustees at Memorial United Methodist Church in Bolton.
Hal and his wife Linda live in Bolton and are very active with the Jackson and Mississippi State chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The Parkers have two children and two grandchildren.