PAUL G. PARKER
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Paul G. Parker, 78, of Wilmington passed away suddenly Friday, March 23, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Paul was born February 4, 1935, in Owensboro, KY. He was the son of the late Nora Coley Parker and Dr. William Herschel Parker. He is survived by Anne M. Parker, his wife of 48 years and their children, William Andrew Parker (Kimberly) and Lisa Parker Stilwell (Scott). Additional survivors include his six grandchildren Nathan, Andrew, Joshua, and Sarah Stilwell and Alexander and Katelyn Parker.
Paul received undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Following his graduation from Northwestern in 1960, he was employed by the Commonwealth Edison Co. (now Exelon Co.) of Chicago, Illinois. His career included various engineering assignments, and he retired as Director of Shareholder Relations in 1991. While in the Chicago area, he served on the board of several civic organizations and sang in his church choir.
Prior to retirement, Paul's life was full with a wide variety of diverse leisure activities including racing his sailboat with his family and serving as Commodore of the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club. Paul had a passion for computer programming and developed software for retirement planning. He also continued his lifelong hobby of photography.
Following retirement, Paul and Anne moved to Wilmington, where he became a member of The First Presbyterian Church. He continued his pursuit of boating activities through active membership in the Seapath Yacht Club and the Wrightsville Beach Ocean Racing Association. He also rekindled his love for singing by becoming an active member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen, a barbershop harmony chorus.
The family would like to thank Dr. Neill Musselwhite for his care and friendship to Paul throughout the years. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Ernest T. Thompson, III and Dr. William P. Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to First Presbyterian Church, 125 S. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2013