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Jody Parker

Jody Parker

Tuesday, January 14th, 1947 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Joseph “Jody” Parker, 73 of Ruth passed away on August 22, 2020 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Jody was the son of the late Robert Samuel Parker and Mary Irene Bradley Parker. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Martha Greene, Virginia Doty, Lee Parker, Hattie Greene and Samuel Ray Parker.
Left to cherish Jody’s memory are his brothers and sisters, Raymond Parker, Charles Parker, Jessie Mae Smith, Mary Helen Conner and Cathy Waters. Also, Jody leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a special niece, Shelia Burnett, who was a caretaker for Jody.
Jody never met a stranger and was often seen riding his bicycle on the Rails to Trails. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A private funeral service will be held Monday August 24th at Crowe’s Chapel and burial will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Bostic. Everyone attending the funeral must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Jody Parker. Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020
    Location
    Crowe's Funeral Chapel
    Address
    118 College Avenue
    Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Chad Sisk
  • Interment

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020
    Location
    Cedar Grove Church
    Address
    160 Toney Road
    BOSTIC, NC 28018
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Jackie J

Posted at 11:13pm
Such a kind gentle soul and familiar smile & face I will miss seeing around town.
SB

Shonda bright

Posted at 08:26pm
I was so sorry to hear of Jodys passing!! The last time I saw him he was at Southern Baptist Church.. I grew up in the same neighborhood as Jody.. I would always see him riding his bike over the years .. I told his brother one day that Jody always looked young .. He will truly be missed!!! His family will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Shonda Bright
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Sharon HUGHES

Posted at 11:18pm
Him and my dad Kenneth Sprouse are trading and selling bicycles in Heaven! He always came by dads and bought or sold a bicycle. He will be missed!
ME

Mary Ellenburg

Posted at 05:26pm
Jody and his bicycle were a familiar sight in Downtown Ruth, NC! He always had a greeting when he saw you. He was a gentle soul and will be missed. I know he is having a ball riding that bike in heaven! Our sincere condolences to the family. WeI love you all.

Mary and Harold Ellenburg
KW

KC Watson

Posted at 05:21pm
Ride that bicycle straight to heaven, Jody.
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