Belgrade-Edward Earl Parker, 93, passed away on August 15, 2022 after an extended illness.
He was born on April 27, 1929 in Belgrade, NC. He was the son of the late Edgar Lawrence Parker and the late Gertrude Jones Parker. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Merle Parker.
He is survived by the love of his life & wife of 72 years, Nancy Banks Parker; his son and 3 daughters and their families: Edward Parker, Jr.”Ted” & his children, Adrian & Angelina Parker of Idaho; daughter, Donna Parker Meadows & William, of Greenville, NC; their daughter, Carey Meadows Rivers & Michael, their children, Jackson, Hampton & Presley Rivers of Raleigh, NC; their son, Ryan Meadows & Stephanie, their children, Riley, Madison & Easton Meadows of Greenville, NC; daughter, Beth Parker Jennings & Don of Gibsonville, NC, son, Cameron Jennings & Abby, their children, Clara & Callie; son, Adam Jennings & fiancé’ Emily Ciavola of Providence, RI; daughter, Amy Parker Barnes, her children, Brian Barnes, of Raleigh, NC; Bradley Barnes, Greenville, NC, Rebecca Barnes of Jacksonville, NC.
Edward Earl served in the US Army and was honorably discharged after serving in the Korean war era. He graduated “East Carolina Teachers’College” in 1948 with a BS degree in education. He taught at White Oak High School for many years while coaching the girls’ basketball team. He eventually went into business as partner & ultimately as owner of Pelletier Oil Company in Maysville, NC.
He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. His life was dedicated to his family, his church and his community. He enjoyed gardening, fishing & hunting in his earlier years.
A family burial service was held on August 20, 2022, at the Parker Family Cemetery in Belgrade, NC. Memorial donations may be made to the Belgrade United Methodist Church, PO Box 161, Maysville, NC 28555. Or to Samaritan’s Purse.