07/05/13 — RALPH PARKER

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Died July 4, 2013

Ralph Parker, 89, of Wilson and Oriental, died Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Funeral will be Monday, 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park.

He was a founder and retired owner of Parker's BBQ.

Surviving is his wife, Betty Sasser Parker; daughter, Mary Carla Hollis of Raleigh and her children, Elliot and Aaron; son, Robert Fulghum and his partner, Marty Perry, of Sarasota, Fla.; sister, Janet Forvendel of Greenville; brother-in-law, Dr. Dwight Hare and his wife, Jaynie, of Starksville, Minn. and their children, Lee Carpenter (Caroline) and their two sons, Daniel and Nathan Hare; special friends, Christopher Hollis and Crystal Jackson.

The family will be at Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive, Sunday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Carolina East Medical Center Foundation, 2000 Neuse Blvd., New Bern N.C., 28561.


Published in Obituaries on July 5, 2013 1:48 PM