Carlton “Bill” Ovie Parker, Jr.

April 30, 1935 - June 16, 2020

04/30/1935 - 06/16/2020

AHOSKIE, NC – Carlton “Bill” Ovie Parker Jr., age 85, of Baker Street, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Bill was born on April 30, 1935 to Carlton Ovie Parker, Sr. and Marguerite Ayscue Parker in Bertie County, NC. Bill began his career with Coke-Cola Co. in Kelford, NC before moving over to the Pepsi Cola Co. Upon retiring from Pepsi Cola, he worked as a transport truck driver for Eastern Fuels. He was a friendly person who loved talking to people and was known as a jokester among friends and family that he enjoyed spending time with. Bill had a special relationship with his grandmother, Nora, who he loved dearly and lived with for several years, enjoying her cooking on a wood cook stove, especially her peach flapjacks. He was fond of animals and had a special dog, Nicki, who would ride with him on his truck. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Willoughby Parker, and sisters, Mary Edna Summers, and Nora Elizabeth Parker.

Carlton is survived by his son, Ronald L. Parker of Ahoskie, NC; sisters, Genevieve “Jenny” Buchanan of Sandston, VA, Jean Edith Emory of Hopewell, VA, Philippia “Phil” Pullen of Prince Frederick, MD and Patricia Scott of Mineral, VA.

There will be no services at this time per family’s wishes.

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

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Charles W Overton
3 years ago

Sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Have known Bill since the 50’s and used to fish with him some at night on the RR bridge in Edenton. Very nice and easy going person. Need more people like him in today’s world!

Phoebe Byrum Strough
3 years ago

Bill and Anne and Jimmy Vaughan and I went to the State Fair together while Anne and I were in high school. Anne was my best friend in our Sophmore and Junior years at Ahoskie High School.

Tommy & Becky Powell
3 years ago

Bill was a good neighbor willing to help all his neighbors. He truly loved his dog NIKKI. Bill will be missed by all that knew him he was so easy person to be friends with Parker so sad for your loss. RIP Bill

Brenda Knight
3 years ago

Bill was my mom’s neighbor & good friend for many, many years. My fondest memory are all the walks around the block & Tucker & Bill constantly talked the whole time & were always picking on one another & shared many laughs. He will be missed.

Tommy & Linda Dilday
3 years ago

Bill was a good friend and neighbor. We will miss our daily walks and conversations.

Shirley Smith
3 years ago

So sorry to read of Bill’s passing. He was a very special guy! He always was a pleasure to talk to & always had a gentle spirit. Condolences to his family. He will surely be missed!

Stacy & Jonathon Unger and family
3 years ago

We absolutely loved Mr Bill! He will be greatly missed!!

Nathan Pierce
3 years ago

Such a sweet man. I grew up beside him and Ann my whole life. He would give me popsicles every time I went next door to visit. He will be deeply missed by all.

Nathan Pierce
3 years ago

Such a sweet man. I grew up beside him and Ann my whole life and remember him giving me popsicles every time I would go see them. He will be deeply missed by all.

Dee Pierce
3 years ago

Ronnie, Trish and all friends on Baker Street – I know your heart feeling sad as mine now. Bill and Anne were perfect neighbors for many years – will always miss them.