Ronald Earl Parker, Jr., 86, passed away at his residence on Landing Drive in Kill Devil Hills on Saturday, February 4, 2012. A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Ronald Earl Parker, Sr. and the late Alethia Bell Perry Parker. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Claude Parker, Larry Parker, and his son, Roger Lee Parker. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lois Burbage Parker.
Mr. Parker was instrumental in the early development of Kill Devil Hills, having served on the first Board of Commissioners that incorporated the Town. He also played an important role in the acquisition of the land and the construction of the original Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. For many years Mr. Parker was a general contractor and built and operated two motels in Kill Devil Hills. He was a member of Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM, and loved to travel in his motor home along with his wife, Lois over the years. He will be deeply missed.
In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by his son, Roy E. Parker Sr. and wife LeVern of Kill Devil Hills, daughter-in-law Beverly Parker of Manteo, grandsons, Adrian Parker and wife Bethan of Elizabeth City, NC, Earl Parker and wife Danielle of Charleston, S.C., and Ryan Parker of Kill Devil Hills. Also surviving is his brother, Wayne Parker of Florida and his six great-grandchildren, Jessie, Ethan, Molly, Andrew, Evey, and Liam.
A Graveside Service with Masonic Rites will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with Visitation Tuesday Evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or Dare County Home Health and Hospice, P. O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.
Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences