AHOSKIE – Joseph Dale Parker, age 63, of the 600 block of NC Hwy 461, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Parker was born in Gates County on August 18, 1946, a son of the late James Kindred and Mary Mullen Parker. He was an army veteran and was retired as a railroad conductor.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Genie P. Parker; his daughter, Dale Parker Powell of Batesville, AR; his sons, Wesley Joseph Parker and David James Parker, both of Ahoskie, NC; a sister, Delores Speight of Sunbury, NC; three brothers, Johnnie B. Parker of Eure, NC, Alvin Parker of Chesapeake, VA, and Fred Parker of Rocky Mount, NC; and two grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010, at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, Ahoskie. A private, family only burial will be on the Parker Farm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to UHS Hospice Care, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.