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Harold Willard Parker, Sr

February 16, 1929 ~ December 8, 2008 (age 79)
U.S. Veteran

Harold Willard Parker, Sr., age 79, of Eatonton, Georgia, died on Monday, December 8, 2008 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point. Mr. Parker was a native of Fulton County, GA, born February 16, 1929 to the late James C. Parker and Pearl Parker. He attended East Point High School and after high school, he served his country in the United States Marine Corp during World War II. In 1948 he married Nellie Elizabeth Wade, worked a while as a roofer and then started his own successful roofing business which later included his sons. After forty-five years he retired in 1991. Mr. Parker was a Shriner, a member of Hapeville Masonic Lodge #590, where he received his 50 year pin and a member of Morrow Presbyterian Church in Morrow, GA, where he served as an Elder. His favorite things to do were hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Nellie Elizabeth Wade Parker of Greensboro, GA; a daughter; Doris Coffey and husband Charles of Port St. Joe, FL; three sons, Harold W. Parker, Jr. and wife Teresa of Eatonton, GA, Alan W. Parker and wife Carmen of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Curtis Wesley Parker and wife Sarina of Jackson, GA; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Juanita Ginn, Lula Parker, Evelyn Dickey, Sam Parker, George Parker and James Parker.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church with Dr. Joe King officiating. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery in College Park, GA at 2:30 p.m. Serving as pallbearers are Jeff Giles, Clinton Parker, Alan Parker Jr., Max Chavis and Dave Rogers. Flowers are fine or a memorial can be made to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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