Dateline: Williamston, NC.
Burke Henry Parker 87, of Williamston, died Sunday October 6, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center. He was born on July 29, 1926 in Martin County to the late William King and Frances Knight Parker. He graduated from Williamston High School and East Carolina Teacher's College. He served his country proudly during World War II in the US Navy. He retired from the NC Department of Corrections as a Probation Officer. Mr. Parker was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Williamston.
He is survived by his wife Ila F. Parker of Williamston; one sister Elizabeth P. Cone of Richmond VA; one niece Frances Cone Harrell (Rick) of South Boston, VA and two nephew's Burkley F. Cone (Margarita) of Hockessin, DE and David W. Cone of Richmond, VA.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday October 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Williamston, with Rev. Ray Tavenner and Rev. Taylor Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn cemetery in Williamston.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 till 1:30 PM on Tuesday October 8, 2013 at First United Methodist Church Williamston.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, 116 E. Church St. Williamston, NC. 27892.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.walkerfh.net
Walker Funeral Home of Williamston is serving the Parker family.