Mr. Larry Wayne Parker, 54, died Sunday, November 23, 2008.
Mr. Parker was a native of Hertford County and the son of Gladys B. Conner of Aulander and Franklin D. Parker of El Paso, TX. He was married to Judy Outland in 2002.
He served the Woodland Fire Department and Rescue for many years.
Mr. Parker loved sports and coached softball for the Woodland Baptist Church Youth League.
He owned and operated Lee Motor Company in Woodland for a number of years, following that he went to work with Blake Ford in Franklin, VA, as well as Riddick International and more recently was working as a mechanic at United Turf, Inc. of Murfreesboro, NC.
He was a devoted husband, father, step-father and grandfather. He gave of himself for anyone who needed help. He was a friend to all that knew him.
Survivors also include his wife, Judy O. Parker of the home; one daughter, Ashley Parker of Roanoke Rapids; one son, Jarrett Parker and his wife, Amy, of Weldon; two step daughters; Sarah Joyner of Roanoke Rapids and Allison Joyner of Como; one sister, Kim Conner of Roanoke Rapids; six brothers, Glenn Parker and his wife, Alice, of Ahoskie, Frankie Parker and his wife, Shelia, of Aulander, Vernon Conner and his wife, Trena, of Ahoskie, Joey Parker and his wife, Lori, of Aulander, Jimmy Conner and Bobby Conner both of Ahoskie; and two grandchildren, Aliah Parker and Destiny Woodley. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Woodland Baptist Church in Woodland with the Rev. Heath Lloyd and Rev. Sandy Outlaw officiating. Interment will follow at the Cedar Wood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.
The family will receive friends at Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28.
Memorial contributions may be made at your local RBC Bank to the Larry Wayne Parker Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.sykesfuneralservice.com.