Ronald Parker, Jr.

Ronald Parker, Jr.

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.

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  1. Richard Jackson on February 6th, 2012 8:29 am

    Roy: Sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you and family.

  2. Judi and John Muir on February 6th, 2012 9:57 pm

    Lois, So glad we had the opportunity to know you and Jr.and to make many memories with the two of you. He was such a kind and special person and God blessed us to share happier times with both of you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mary Jolliff Moore on February 7th, 2012 3:01 am

    Roy and LeVern, my sympathies. Y’all are very special to me, and I pray God will hold you in the hollow of His hand.
    Love, Mary

  4. Cliff and Margo Blakely on February 7th, 2012 8:53 am

    Lois, Roy and LeVern, Our heart goes out to you and your entire family. Jr. was a special man to all that knew him.
    God bless you all.

  5. DOT AND LINDA ON FEB 7, 2012 AM on February 7th, 2012 8:58 am

    Lois,you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We love you and so sorry we can’t be there
    with you.
    Dot and Linda

  6. Joyce & Allison Rucker on February 7th, 2012 1:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with you and yours!

  7. Lynda F. Midgett on February 7th, 2012 6:35 pm

    Roy and LeVern – You are in my thoughts and prayers along with the rest of the family.

  8. Toni Norfleet-Pfeiffer on February 8th, 2012 2:41 pm

    Mrs. Lois Parker,and family, i only know you and Roy, sorry for your loss, i have been thinking about you and asking mom about you for a while, take care of yourself,sorry i couldn’t come but mom and dad was there.

  9. Jim and Diane Forrest on February 8th, 2012 2:57 pm

    Dear Roy, LaVern, Mrs. Lois and family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim And Diane Forrest

  10. Mike and Kathy Parker on February 13th, 2012 1:11 pm

    Lois and Roy
    I learned of Jr.’s passing today. We are in Florida for the winter and news of the Outer Banks travels slow in this direction. Kathy and I were discussing my relatives recently and I mentioned how close our families were in days gone by. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  11. Barb & Tom Layton on February 18th, 2012 5:11 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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