James Parker

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 10, 2010

James Edgar Parker, 90, of Roanoke Rapids died Sunday, August 8, 2010.
Mr. Parker was the son of the late William Edgar and Ruth Peele Parker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Howell Parker; two brothers, George Parker and his twin brother Jesse; two sisters, Mary P. Littrell and Esther Wethington; and his grandson, Shelton Kelsey Liles II.
Mr. Parker began 34 years of teaching and coaching in 1946 at Littleton High School. He retired in 1980 from the Roanoke Rapids City School system having been a driver’s education teacher, World history teacher and Coach since 1958.
Loving all sports he pitched in the minor leagues for the Boston Red Sox in the summer of 1942 in Franklin, Va. He spent many years officiating high school, junior college baseball, basketball and football that he especially loved doing this with his twin brother, Jesse.
Mr. Parker was a lifetime member of Cedar Grove Friends meeting in Woodland, NC.
Mr. Parker is survived by his daughter, Margaret P. Dickens and her husband, Nick, of Littleton; his sister, Ruth Eleanor Linville of Oak Ridge, N.C.; two grandsons, Jim Liles of Halifax and Daniel Liles and his wife, Hillary, of Winterville; and two sister-in-laws, Lib Parker of Virginia Beach, VA and Ruth Parker of Roanoke Rapids.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Severn Cemetery in Severn, N.C. with the Rev. Randy Martin officiating.
The family would like to give special thanks to his care giver and friend Hazel Jones and to Liberty Commons in Weldon for all their kindness and care to Mr. Parker.
In lieu of Flowers please make memorial donations to Liberty Commons resident activity fund 101 Carolina Ave Weldon, NC 27890.
Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences maybe made to the family at www.askewfs.com.