Calvin Waverly Parker Sr.
Calvin Waverly Parker Sr. of Ruckersville, Virginia, died on July 13, 2021, He was 83.
Mr. Parker was Valedictorian of his high school class of 1954, in Chase City, Virginia, and continued his education at the University of Virginia, earning his Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry. Afterwards, he served as an officer in the United States Navy. In 1965, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia and hung out a shingle in Stanardsville, Virginia. His law practice quickly grew to cover many counties in Central and Western Virginia. Mr. Parker was widely regarded as a consummate scholar of the law and a tenacious litigator. He passionately believed that the law should work for everyone and devoted his life to seeing that it did, without regard to race, creed, wealth, infirmity or political status. He regularly pursued cases to State and Federal appellate courts, where he prevailed far more often than not, making law in Virginia in a number of different areas.
Mr. Parker's other passion was music, especially opera and classical genres. He had a pitch-perfect, booming voice and was frequently asked to sing at family and social gatherings.
He is survived by Susan O. Pfaltz, his partner of 37 years; his daughter, Virginia Rochelle Parker; his sons, Calvin Waverly Parker Jr. and Michael Aubry-Shelton Parker; his adopted daughter, Amy Swineford and spouse, Michael Swineford; two stepsons, Matthew Peterson and spouse, Holly Peterson and Christopher Peterson and spouse, Karen Peterson; stepdaughter, Rebecca Peterson; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
At Mr. Parker's request there will be no services.
Published by Daily Progress on Jul. 18, 2021.