John Parker, Sr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2010

John Vann Parker Sr., 74, formerly of Emerald Isle, died Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Cypress Glen Retirement Home, Greenville.
A native of Northampton County, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Hamilton Beach. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Washington.
Survivors include two sons, John Vann Parker Jr. and Roy Kevin Parker, both of Emerald Isle; two siblings, Carl Parker of Conway and Mae Belle Smith of Wallace; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Emerald Isle Baptist Church. Family will meet friends immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601-7633. On line condolences may be made at
Askew Funeral & Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at