SNEADS FERRY - William Earl Parker Sr., 68, of Sneads Ferry, left for Heaven on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at home, while surrounded by all his family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Folkstone Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie Parker, Pastor Mitchell Parker and Pastor Ferrell Osborne officiating. Burial will follow at the Turkey Creek Community Cemetery. Mr. Parker retired from Parts Associates in 1998 and has since worked as a real estate broker for Kathy S. Parker Real Estate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Benjamin Parker and Ethel Sanders Parker; and two brothers, Robert Lee Parker and Julius Benjamin Parker Jr. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Kathy Stilley Parker of the home; one son, Billy Parker and his wife Liz, of Sneads Ferry; one daughter, Jennifer Parker and her husband Jody, of Sneads Ferry; four brothers, Troy Parker and his wife Karen, of Sneads Ferry, Walter Parker and his wife Gail, of Sneads Ferry, Paul Parker of Lincolnton and Mitchell Parker and his wife Gloria, of Sneads Ferry; seven grandchildren, Zack Parker and his wife Amanda, Nicole Parker, Sarah Parker Hansley and her husband James, Jasmine Parker, Jordan Parker, Kasey Shafer-Parker and Kimberly Shafer and Kinsey; and three great-granddaughters, Paris Parker, Aurora Hansley and Theresa Parker. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, Holly Ridge Chapel, 207 Dyson Street, Holly Ridge, NC 28445. Memorials may be made to Folkstone Free Will Baptist Church - YFA, 130 Tar Landing Road, Holly Ridge, NC 28445. Electronic condolences may be left for the family at jonesfh.org. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Published in Free Press from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, 2013