Fred A Parker

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

Fred A Parker passed away peace­fully on June 28th while on va­ca­tion at the beach, sur­rounded by his loving fam­ily.

Fred was born on July 20, 1928 in Rocky Mount, NC. He at­tended Rocky Mount High School and mar­ried his high school sweet­heart, Mar­jorie Mitchell.

He served in the US Navy near the end of World War II and re­turned home to en­roll at North Carolina State Col­lege.

Af­ter col­lege Fred started his ca­reer in the Trust Depart­ment of Planters Bank. He later en­tered the Sav­ings & Loan In­dus­try and even­tu­ally served as Pres­i­dent of Her­itage S& L in Mon­roe, NC be­fore re­tir­ing in 1989.

Fred served in many civic or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out his life in­clud­ing the Union County School Board, Ro­tary Club. He also served as Pres­i­dent of the NC Sav­ings & Loan League and as a mem­ber of The Fed­eral Home Loan Bank Board. Fred was also Chair­man of the Board of Hound Ears Club.

Fred was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church of Mon­roe where he served as a Dea­con and en­joyed many years in the choir. He played Drums and Trom­bone in a Band be­fore join­ing the Navy and loved mu­sic.

Mar­jorie and Fred en­joyed their many friend­ships and were most happy at­tend­ing par­ties and gath­er­ings. They loved to dance and never missed a chance to get on the dance floor.

The pa­tri­arch of his fam­ily, Fred was an avid golfer and sports fan. He was a mem­ber at Rolling Hills CC, Hound Ears Club, HASOBs and Ce­lador Club. He was hap­pi­est when sur­rounded by his fam­ily and friends.

Fred is sur­vived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Mar­jorie Mitchell Parker; son, Chuck Parker and wife Betty of Raleigh; daugh­ters, Pam Tucker and hus­band Ed of Char­lotte and Anna Parker and Suzanne Mat­tox of Port­land, OR; grand­chil­dren, Hank Spencer and wife Katie, Holt Han­lon and hus­band Ai­dan, John Parker and wife Mered­ith, Cather­ine Parker and fi­ance Lee Browne and four and 8/9s great- grand­chil­dren.

Fred was a de­voted hus­band and fa­ther and was guided by his strong Chris­tian faith and per­sonal in­tegrity. He was al­ways avail­able for any­one in his fam­ily as well as friends and neigh­bors and would take the time to help or men­tor in what­ever ca­pac­ity he could. He could al­ways be counted on to of­fer his time and tal­ents.

“Well done, good and faith­ful ser­vant! “Matthew 25: 21

The fam­ily will visit with friends and rel­a­tives Tues­day, July 3, 2018 12: 00 noon - 2: 00 p. m. at Gor­don Fu­neral Ser­vice, 1904 Lan­caster Av­enue, Mon­roe, NC. A pri­vate grave­side ser­vice is planned.

In lieu of Flow­ers Con­tri­bu­tions can be made to First Bap­tist Church of Mon­roe, 109 Mor­row Ave. Mon­roe, NC 28112.

Gor­don Fu­neral Ser­vice and Cre­ma­tory is car­ing for the Parker fam­ily.

On­line con­do­lences may be made at www. gor­don­fu­ner­alser­vice. com.

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