Mr. Larry Wayne Parker, age 54 died on Sunday, November 23, 2008. Mr. Parker was a native of Hertford County and the son of Gladys B. Conner of Aulander and Franklin D. Parker of El Paso, Texas. He was married to Judy Outland in 2002. He served the Woodland Fire Department and Rescue for many years. Mr. Parker loved sports and coached softball for the Woodland Baptist Church Youth League. He owned and operated Lee Motor Company in Woodland for a number of years, following that he went to work with Blake Ford in Franklin, Virgina as well as Riddick International. More recently, Larry Wayne was working as a mechanic at United Turf, Inc. of Murfreesboro, North Carolina. He was a devoted husband, father, step-father and grandfather. He gave of himself for anyone who needed help. He was a friend to all that knew him.
Survivors also include his wife, Judy O. Parker of the home, one daughter, Ashley Parker of Roanoke Rapids, one son, Jarrett Parker and his wife Amy of Weldon, two step-daughters; Sarah Joyner of Roanoke Rapids and Allison Joyner of Como, one sister, Kim Conner of Roanoke Rapids, six brothers; Glenn Parker and his wife Alice of Ahoskie, Frankie Parker and his wife Shelia of Aulander, Vernon Conner and his wife Trena of Ahoskie, Joey Parker and his wife Lori of Aulander, Jimmy Conner and Bobby Conner both of Ahoskie, two grandchildren Aliah Parker and Destiny Woodley. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.