Obituary of Rev. Carl Edward Parker ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Rev. Carl Edward Parker, age 69 of Marion went home to be with the Lord Friday November 28, 2008 at The McDowell Hospital. He was born in McDowell County to the late Arthur Jonas Parker and Geneva Webb Parker. He was a self-employed contractor. He was a member and former pastor of Parker’s Chapel. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son Arthur Alexander Parker; a brother Cecil Parker and a sister Laura Ann Bradley.
Rev. Parker is survived by his wife Joann Parker of the home; a son Ed Parker and wife Tamara of Arden, NC; 2 daughters, Carla Jo Buff and husband Michael, Jennifer May Jane Parker both of Marion; 3 brothers, Michael Parker & wife Jane, Douglas and Terry Parker all of Marion; 4 grandchildren, Caleb and Samantha Buff, and Kinsey and Kayla Parker.
A memorial service was held Sunday December 7, 2008 (sic) at Parker’s Chapel Church at 2:00 PM with Rev. Brian Gentry and Rev. Ronnie Gentry officiating. Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion assisted the family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday December 3, 2008 Volume 14 # 48