Dudley W. Parker Jr. (his mother called him Parker), was born in a Southwest Georgia in 1943. He passed away May 31, 2014, in the Bailey Hospice Center. He was the beloved son of Talmadge E. King (1915-1996) and Juanita Thomas King (1921-2008). His ashes will be buried with his parents and sister, Mary Kathleen King Rodgers (1947-1991) at Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Brantley County, Ga.
He is survived by his cherished wife and partner, Zou-Anne Feagin, of St. Augustine and four children; Tam K. Parker (Sewanee, Tenn.), Phillip Parker (Orange Park, Fla.), Amanda Parker and husband John Meyer (St. Simons Island, Ga.), and Hardy Parker (St. Augustine, Fla.). He is also survived by a grand daughter, Reaghin Davenport, and a grandson, Chase Tiner, his wife Tiffany, and great-grand daughter Kalie Tiner.
He was raised in Southeast Georgia and spent his career as a tax accountant working in both the public and private sectors. He was a devoted husband, father and caring member of his community.
Parker was probably best known for his mischievous sense of humor and his refusal to let the little boy within go away. His many practical jokes were legendary, but he also appreciated when the tables were turned on him, and he was the target of the joke. He knew how to laugh at himself. His life was a gift to all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at Riverdale Methodist Church, 1028 County Road 13 South, at
1 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014. A reception will follow at the home of Delores Rowley, across the street at 1029 County Road 13 South.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Augustine Youth Society.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
St. John's Family Funeral Home & Crematory
385 SR 207 St. Augustine, FL 32084
Published in St. Augustine Record on June 2, 2014