William Parker

Obituary of William Parker

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William Edward Parker of Hillsborough, North Carolina laid down his working tools and passed away peacefully July 7, 2024, while at The Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born July 1, 1929 in Hillsborough, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joanna Albright Parker and parents Fred and Pauline Parker.

William is survived by two sons, Stan (Karen) of Winston-Salem, N.C., and David (Barbara) of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren, James, Andrew, Zach (Allie) and Caitlin, and two great-grandchildren, Callan and Adalynn Wren .

Affectionately known as “Ace”, William was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to all. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of Eno United Methodist Church and a retiree of Lucent Technologies (AT&T/Western Electric). He was a Mason and longtime member of the Eagle Lodge #19 in Hillsborough.

Ace loved his family, traveling with David and Betsy Parker, visiting with friends over breakfast at Bojangles, music and fellowship at the Schley Grange Hall on Thursday evenings, and watching his beloved Tar Heels play football, basketball and baseball.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Hurdle Mills, N.C. The family will receive visitors from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the UNC Carolina Covenant Scholars Program for students from low-income families by indicating “In memory of William Edward Parker”. Donations can be mailed to the UNC Carolina Covenant Scholars Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309 or made online at https://give.unc.edu.

The family is being assisted by Walker’s Funeral Home in Hillsborough. Online condolences may to sent to www.walkersfuneral.com

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