Walter Gerald Parker, 80, of Chesapeake, Virginia, born on October 26, 1931 in Four Oaks, North Carolina, went home to the Lord on Friday, March 2, in the presence of his loving family. He was the son of the late Walter B. and Mary Evans Parker. He was a veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company as a trim finisher.
He was a member of Peoples Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and lived his faith by being witness to the love of the Lord. He loved rabbit hunting, telling stories and making others laugh. An avid deer hunter, he was nicknamed, “Dead Eye” for his accuracy. He was also known by his C.B. handle, “Mortimer Snerd.”
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mamie Parker of Chesapeake, daughter Carolyn Parker Thompson and husband, Jim, of Havelock, NC, brother Wilton Parker and wife Shirley Parker of Four Oaks, NC, sister Lois Massengill and husband Elvin Allen of Four Oaks, NC, sisters-in-law Shirley M. Parker of Chesapeake and Faye Parker of Raleigh, NC, numerous nieces and nephews, loving neighbor Joyce Gilbert and special caregiver Addie Brown.
He was preceded in death by parents, Walter B. and Mary Parker, sister Christine Thompson Hamilton of Four Oaks, brothers Willie Earl Parker of Chesapeake and Ray Parker of Raleigh, NC.
Funeral services will be at Peoples Baptist Church, Chesapeake, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 7th at 12 noon. The family will receive friends at Peoples Baptist Church preceding the funeral from 10:30 to 12 noon. A graveside committal service will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Princess Anne Cemetery, 1110 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, love offerings may be made to Peoples Baptist Church, 1200 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Virginia, 23322.
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