AHOSKIE, NC – Troy Lee Parker, Jr., age 73, passed away at his home on July 23, 2022.
Mr. Parker was born in Nash County, NC on September 24, 1948, a son of the late Troy Lee, Sr. and Vauda Hoggard Parker. During his lifetime, Troy worked with the NCDOT, CF Industries, and farmed before retiring from the NC Dept of Corrections. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed many hours of hunting, fishing, and helping neighbors on their farms over the years; but his greatest joy was found in helping others throughout his community. In his earlier years, Troy was a volunteer with the St. John Fire Department. Later, he would continue to serve the fire department and St. John Baptist Church by spending hours cooking and preparing plates for the annual BBQ chicken fundraisers. After retirement, he spent many days taking care of the needs of his elderly neighbors, helping them with household chores, yard work, or taking them to their appointments. Troy also enjoyed watching sports and old westerns, traveling with his wife, Judi, spending time with his pets, raising a garden, and attending numerous extracurricular activities that his grandchildren were involved in. Troy was a good-hearted man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne and Leslie Parker.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Judith Edwards Parker, daughters, Hope Eure and husband, Andy of Williamston, NC and Lori Smith and husband, Ricky of Ahoskie, NC; and his three grandchildren, Stephen Eure, Meredith Eure and Gage Smith. Also surviving are his brothers, Bailey Parker of Kelford, NC and Sterling Parker of Kill Devil Hills, NC, along with several beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. John Baptist Church, with a celebration of life service to follow at 11:00 a.m. in the church with Rev. Doug Van Niel, and Charles Edwards, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made directly to St. John Baptist Church, 1650 NC Hwy 461, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or online by clicking here or directly to St. John Volunteer Fire Department, 1127 Highway 561, Aulander, NC, 27805 or online by clicking here.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, is handling arrangements for the Parker family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad! I know that you are very close to him. May God bless you with comfort and peace…as well as your whole family! I love you girl!
Dear Judy and family. Troy was a treasured family friend and like a brother to Elaine Morrison and son to grandma Truitt. We are and always will be beyond grateful for Troy’s presence and love for our family. He will truly be missed by all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May god grant you peace and comfort in knowing he’s up in heaven talking to grandma I’m sure. God bless you.
My condolences to the Parker family. I had the privilege of working with Mr. Parker at Odom Correctional. As many have already mentioned he was a good man that spoke the truth to you whether you wanted to hear it or not. His heart always seemed to be in the right place. Rip in Peace Sir!!
I’m reminded of the opportunity to make the most of each day, since none of us knows how many days we will have on this earth. I’m glad that Troy was one to enjoy life and family and work and community… one day at a time. May God’s Love and Peace be with us all, family and friends, as we grieve this loss. And May God’s Promise of Resurrection with Jesus Christ also give us hope! My love and prayers are with you.
Troy will truly be missed..I worked at Odom with Troy for many many years.Anybody that worked there,knew that Troy worked the front desk and I worked the four doors,and we worked well together..
I also remember when I had bought my new double wide,I did not have a truck to move my furniture and Troy was right there to help.He jus loaned me his truck and said,”take care of moving your family,because that’s all that matters”
He will truly be missed…
My sincere condolences to the Parker family, Troy was a very respected co-worker at Odom prison he was noted for his leadership and professionalism on the job, Troy mentored many new corrections officers and council many inmates in a positive way, his service to the state of ncdps was invaluable.
SIP Sir !!!
Judy, Hope and Lori, I am so sorry to see that Troy passed away. Take care of yourselves and each other. I so appreciated all his attention when Leslie was in the hospital.