CHERRYVILLE - Mr. Earl David Parker, 75, died April 4, 2001 at his home.
Funeral service for Mr. Parker is 4 pm today at First
Baptist Church; the body will lie in state for 30 minutes. Reverend
Perry Holleman is officiating. Interment will be in City Memorial
Cemetery in Cherryville.
Born in Catawba County on August 7, 1925, Mr. Parker was a son of the
late Pritchard E. Parker and the late Myrtle Huffman Parker. He was also
preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger G. Parker, and three sisters,
Pauline Cook, Bonnie Wilkerson, and Evelyn Reedy. He had retired after
32 years of service as a long-line driver for Carolina Freight Carriers
Corp. of Cherryville. Mr. Parker was a member of First Baptist Church of
Cherryville, a member of the Cherryville American Legion Post #100, and
a member of Woodmen of the World. He served during World War II in the
U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne division.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nell B.
Parker of the home; two daughters, Jill P. Puett and her husband Ronnie,
and Susie P. Huffstetler, all of Cherryville; one sister, Mrs. Doris
Schreiber of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Bryan and Brad Huffstetler, both
of Cherryville; and step-grandchildren Windy Kline and Kim Puett, both
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 e. First St.,
Cherryville, NC 28021, or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover
Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home of Cherryville is in charge of
(The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, 5 Apr
2001, Page 6B - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)