Section: HILLSIDE Block: 1 Lot: 244 Grave: 1
DELEON PARKER SR.
Born: December 17th, 1937
Died: January 9th, 2018
DeLeon Parker, Sr. went on to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 9, 2018 with his wife and children by his side. He was born on December 17, 1937 in Nash County to the late Eddie and Alice Eason Parker. The youngest of eleven, he was preceded in death by four brothers Fonzie Parker, Lonzie Parker, O.B. Parker and Eddie Parker, Jr., and 5 sisters Geneva P. Joyner, Viola Parker, Rosetta Parker, Lola P. Clack, Gertie Mae P Barbie and Dorothy P Collie.
The son of a farmer, he always had a love for the land. His “can do anything” attitude worked as a driving force as he worked his way up the experience ladder which led to the founding of INCO, Inc. which he steered to become a pace setter within the construction industry. He received many accolades throughout his life’s journey – some being WMFD Community Service Award; NEER’s 1st named Entrepreneur of the Year (1995); NC Finalist – Entrepreneur of the Year (1996); WM Ruritan Club service to Community Award; and Campbell University’s Presidential Medallion Award. He served on several Boards over the years including INCO, Inc.; West Mount Fire Department; Campbell University Board of Trustees and Presidential Board of Advisors. After his retirement he returned to gardening and became a master baker and chef. He loved spending time with his family.
DeLeon was a member of Edgemont Baptist Church and his desire is for all to come to know the love and saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
DeLeon leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 61 years, Constance Dawes Parker; son DeLeon Parker, Jr and wife, Khristy; daughters Angela P Davis and husband Dexter, Gwendolyn P Rigsby, and Terry Parker all of Rocky Mount. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Eric Griffin and wife Leanna, Barry Griffin and wife Brooke, Mable Davis and Vann Davis, Olive Ann Parker, Lottie Parker and Fenner Parker, and 2 great grandchildren, BJ and David Tyson, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00p.m. Cornerstone Funeral Home. A celebration of DeLeon’s life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00a.m., in the Chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Nelms officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Edgemont Baptist Church – PO Box 7293 – Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Campbell University Scholarship – Campbell University – Institutional Advancement – PO Box 116 – Buies Creek, NC 27506
Hospice & Palliative Care of Nash General – 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive – Rocky Mount, NC 27804