John W. Parker
Asheville - John W. Parker, 91, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
A native of Mars Hill, Mr. Parker was a son of the late William Cleveland Parker and Bessie Robinson Parker. He was married to Betty June Miller Parker, who died in January, 2014, and was also preceded in death by a grandson, George Thomas Parker, Jr.
Mr. Parker was a Navy veteran of WW II and was retired from the US Postal Service. He was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church, the Young at Heart Group, the Asheville Boat and Ski Club, the Asheville Bowling League and was a former member of the Royal Arcanum and the Good Fellowship Club.
He is survived by his sons, George Thomas "Tom" Parker and his wife, Carol, and John David "Dave" Parker and his wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Renee Skiles and her husband, Tom, and Captain Jon David Parker, USMC; great-grandchildren, Amanda Lee, Lauren and Tommy Skiles; and a sister, Bonnie Towe.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Stan Welch officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
The family wishes to express special appreciation to the staff of Arbor Terrace Memory Care Unit for the loving care they provided for Mr. Parker.
Memorials may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com