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Walter Parker

July 2, 1952 — November 9, 2018

Walter Ray Parker Sr., age 66 of Hay Dr. passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 2, 1952 in Wayne County, NC to the late James Arthur and Louise Thompson Parker. He was a retired produce manager. Walter enjoyed praising God and spending time studying his Bible.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Parker; and siblings, Lynn Branch, Dorothy Parker, and Jim Henry Parker.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kathryn Oates Parker; sons, Geoffrey Oates (Kim) of Shelby, Walter Parker Jr. (Emily) of Sherrills Ford, Joshua Parker of Vale; Wesley Parker, Preston Parker; eighteen grandchildren; mother-in-law, Brenda Hopper; and siblings, Stanley Parker, Sr., Eugene Parker, Lawson Parker, Venita Lewis, Brenda Owens.

A private burial will take place at City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends and celebrate the life of Walter on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM at the home of Walter and Kathryn.

Condolences may be made to

  • Gathering

    November 11, 2018
    1:30 PM

    Home of Walter & Kathryn

    Bessemer City, NC
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