Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Parker

May 26, 1961 - July 3, 2020

05/26/1961 - 07/03/2020

Past Services

Tuesday July 14, 2020
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Ronald Lee Parker, 59, of Ahoskie, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 at his home.

Ronnie was born on May 26, 1961 to the late Carlton Ovie “Bill” Parker, Jr. and Anne Willoughby Parker in Ahoskie, NC. Ronnie worked on Hertford County drainage crew, installing driveways, cleaning ditches, shoulder repair and he also operated a boom mower. Ronnie was well liked by his coworkers/friends while working at NCDOT. He drove a gas truck for Eastern Fuels first before going to work at the Department of Transportation where he worked until he had heart surgery. Ronnie has a great passion for dogs, especially his enduring love for his Great Danes. He loved them with all his heart. Ronnie will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Ronald is survived by his aunts, Jenny Buchanan of Sanston, VA, Jean Emory of Hopewell, VA, Philippia “Phil” Pullen of Prince Frederick, MD; Patricia Scott of Mineral, VA; Katie Hyatt of Ahoskie, NC; along with numerous friends.

A celebration of life memorial service for Ronnie and his dad Carlton “Bill”, that died June 16, 2020 just a few days prior to Ronnie’s death,  will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

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

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Karen Cole
3 years ago

I am so sorry to read this, I will never forget him. He was a friend of my Brother, Allen Skinner. So sorry for this loss!

Billie Askew
3 years ago

I met Ronnie years ago through mutual friends. He was so funny and like able. He was one of a kind and I know he is being missed.

Geneva Holt
3 years ago

Ronnie had an old soul and that’s what I love about him. He was a laid back, relaxed, no nonsense kind of person. Most people get caught up in their own lives. They become disillusioned and short-sighted by what’s in front of them. But not Ronnie. He knew that whatever problems he might have, there are always bigger ones out there. Ronnie focused on the here and now, but also understand the importance of where he came from and where he was going. Ronnie was a unique kind of person and it was an honor to have been a part of his life. Ronnie wanted to understand more about life and what makes the universe tick and was looking forward to exploring Arizona. He will truly be missed and I hope to see him again in another life. ✌

Michele Reynolds
3 years ago

I’m so sorry.