Beryl L. Parker

Published 7:34 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

AHOSKIE – Beryl Lee Parker, age 76, passed away on May 14, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Parker was born in Murfreesboro, Hertford County, NC, on March 22, 1943, a son of the late Paul and Ethel Dilday Parker. Beryl was a Co-Owner/Operator of Wholesale Cash & Carry in Ahoskie. He loved woodworking, carving and was exceptional in carving duck decoys and birds. Mr. Parker also enjoyed gardening and yard work, keeping his yard immaculate year around. He also loved traveling, especially his trips to Las Vegas with his wife and family. Mr. Parker was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Besides his parents, Beryl was preceded in death by his brother, Paul T. Parker.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted his wife, Jean; his daughter, Amy P. Parker and husband James of Ahoskie, NC; his son, Mike Parker and wife, Susan of Yorktown, VA; a brother, Henry D. Parker and wife, June of Greenville, NC; three grandsons, Forrest Lee Parker of Petaluma, CA, Kalsin Michael Parker of Yorktown, VA, and James “Trey” T. Parker, III of Ahoskie; and a granddaughter, Emilee B. Parker of Ahoskie. He is also survived by his grand dogs, his “girls”, Ellie and Buttercup.

The family will receive friends at Highland Memorial Gardens on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1:15 pm until 2:00 pm prior to services.

A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Harvey Ginn, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to PAWS of Hertford County, P.O. Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC, 27955; or you may donate online by visiting; then type Beryl Parker.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Parker family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting