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Chester PARKER


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Chester PARKER Obituary
PARKER, Jr., Chester L. Martinez, GA- Chester Lanier Parker, Jr. passed away on September 25, 2017. He was born in Newton County, GA on December 22, 1948 to the late Mary Day and Chester Lanier Parker, Sr. Growing up in Covington, GA he was an active member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church and was a top ten graduate of Newton County High School. He went on to graduate with honors from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering and subsequently attained his certification as a Professional Engineer. While at Tech, Chester entered the co-op program with the Georgia Power Company and remained there until his retirement in 2015. He held many positions with the Power Company during his 47 years but enjoyed none more than leading teams into storm ravaged areas around the country to restore power to millions of people. He mentored countless young engineers who have continued his legacy and passion for the job. In addition to his work with the Power Company he was a member of a number of organizations, including Chairman of the UPC, President of the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, and was on the Board of Directors at South Fulton Hospital. Most recently he was a member of the Augusta Richmond County Exchange Club and the Georgia Power Ambassadors. Chester enjoyed frequenting such eclectic culinary establishments as Henderson's in Covington, Ruth's in Augusta and Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson; he was the epitome of a simple man with simple taste. What he enjoyed most, however, was spending time with his sons and wife. An afternoon watching the Masters or a Braves, Falcons or Tech game with them was a perfect day to him. He was the kindest and most forgiving soul that you could ever know. Chester is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart Mary Margaret; his son Brent and wife Brooke, son Lanier and partner Charlotte; his brother Glenn Parker and wife Ginger; his sister Lynn Savage and husband Terry; his Godchildren Waters and Ella Jordan; as well as several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2017
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