Dateline: Bakersville, NC
Charles Lee "Duck" Parker, age 65 of Parker Drive, Bakersville, NC passed away June 15, 2020. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Louis and Betty Sue Parker. Charles was a member of Roan Mountain Baptist Church.
Charles spent 39 years behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeler and traveled through every state but two. God surely put a hand of protection around him. As his health declined he spent his last years traveling the cove on his golf cart, visiting his neighbors and finding conversation. He will be missed and was loved by so many. He always had a kind word and a smile for everyone he met. "Roll On Trucker".
Survivors include: five children; Travis Parker (Jenna), of Comer, Ga, Blake Parker (Lydia), of Bakersville, NC, Bailey Parker (Missy), of Johnson City, TN, Wendy Parker, of Johnson City, TN, and John Bello (Jolene), of New York, eight grandchildren, two brothers; Eddie Parker, of Bakersville, and Shane Parker (Jenny), also of Bakersville, NC, four sisters; Alice Buchanan, of Spruce Pine, NC, Jessie McKinney (Dennis), Mary Ledford (Keith), Candy Cooper (Greg), all of Bakersville, NC, a host of nieces and nephews and his two buddies, Corbin and Roy.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Roan Mountain Baptist Church (Sandy Branch Rd.), at 3:00PM with Russell McKinney and Andrew McKinney officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Henline - Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Parker family.
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