Houston Parker

January 7, 1924 - February 15, 2013

01/07/1924 - 02/15/2013

Houston Parker, 89, of Mills River, passed peacefully at his home Friday, February 15. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Houston S. and Olivia McCall Parker. He served in the U.S. Army. He had owned several service stations over the years and was a member of Operating Engineers Local #500 for over 30 years. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Mr. Parker is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna Belle Parker; three daughters, Marilyn Wilson of Church Hill, TN, Martha Owen and her husband Buddy of Mills River and Deborah Ohme of Kingsport, TN; a sister, Leona Shealy of Cumming, GA; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 17, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Scott Raines and Rev. Melanie Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00Pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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Connie Brewer Brock
8 years ago

Expressions of Sympathy Connie Brewer Brock has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

Gladys Wirtz & Gretchen W. Williams
8 years ago

Mrs. Parker, Debbie and Family,

We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Parker’s death. May God give you His strength and grace and comfort.

In His Love,

Gladys and Gretchen

Robert Ballard
8 years ago

Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing your loved one. As a teenage boy working my first job at Camp Mondamin/Camp Greystone in Tuxedo, I met this fantastic man who had a great sense of humor. After running a Gravely Lawn mower into Lake Summit one Saturday morning, it was Houston who came to my aid and used the tractor to fetch it out of the lake. His kind words and calm assurance this mishap was not going to cause the world to end meant so much to me that day.It has many almost 50 years and to my knowledge our paths have never crossed again but I have never forgotten him nor the kindness he showed to me. May God bless you and give you comfort in the days ahead.

Robert Ballard

1772 Green River Rd

Zirconia, NC 28790

Ray & Kathy (Alexander) Schafer
8 years ago

So sorry to learn of Houston’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and bless you.

Wayne Alexander & Family
8 years ago

Our thoughts are with the family. Houston will be greatly missed in the community. He helped any neighbor in need for as long as he was able to do so.

May God bless the family.

Shelia Parker Miller
8 years ago

Deepest Sympathy to Houston’s family.(Larry Parker’s daughter)

Patricia Mintz
8 years ago

My condolences to the family as you mourn the passing of Huston. He was a fine man.

I am sure he will be greatly missed. May God Bless you and give you peace. (Lora Sprinkle’s mama)