Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Larry Eugene Parker
Larry Eugene Parker of Summerville passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was 64.
Funeral services were set for Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Parks Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at 3 p.m. at Old Piney Grove Cemetery (Hebron) in Lake City, SC.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Parker’s name to VFW of Summerville, 10154 Bellwright Road, Summerville, SC 29483.
Mr. Parker was born on Aug. 14, 1949, the son of the late Marvin Eugene Parker and the late Lillian Mary Miles Parker, in Hebron, SC. He was a U.S. Army Ranger and also served in the National Guard in Kingstree.
While serving in the Army, he earned two Purple Hearts, one during the Vietnam War and the other during Operation Desert Storm. He was the Chief of Police in Jamestown, and retired from the Charleston Naval Supply Center as a transportation specialist. He was an avid fisherman and loved music. He also enjoyed traveling the world, and was known for his generosity and wonderful sense of humor.
Mr. Parker is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Parker Holmes and husband Brian, of Mount Pleasant, and Tracy Lynn Parker-Reynolds of Jacksonville, FL; one sister, Marylene Nelson of Ladson; and two grandchildren, McKenzie Taylor Reynolds and Parker Elizabeth Holmes. He was predeceased by four sisters, Perline Turner, Margaret Orie Gause, Bertha Mae Price, and Alvalee Ayers.
Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. www.parksfuneralhome.com.