John Thomas Parker Jr., 89, of Boonville died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Woltz Hospice House in Dobson.

  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Hollywood Cemetery in Elkin, with John Stroud officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m., prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

  Mr. Parker was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Elkin to John Sr. and Virginia Chapman Parker. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was owner of Tepee Associates Inc. and was a member of First Baptist Church of Elkin.

  Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Hart Parker; three daughters, Robin Daniel, Tracy Parker and Sandra Parker; one granddaughter, Amanda Lovette; one grandson, Jason Miller; two sisters, Rowena Bryant and Sarah Stroud; and one brother, Jim Parker.

  He is survived by two daughters, Jane Parker Jones and husband, Tom, of Yadkinville and Lorrie Parker Graham and husband, Bobby, of Gainesville, Ga.; John Thomas Parker III and wife, Angela, of Virginia Beach, Va.; 10 grandchildren, David Jones of Hampton, Va., Jay Jones of Christiansburg, Va., Cristina Ahart, Tabitha Daniel, and Victoria Daniel, all of Surf City, NC.,t Ashley Lovette of North Wilkesboro, Todd Graham and Sarah Graham of Gainesville, Ga., John Parker of Newnan, Ga., and Jade Parker of Charlotte; and 13 great-grandchildren.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tenn. 38105.

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