Bobby Ray Parker, 78, of Wilson, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022 at The Elks Lodge, 2814 Fieldstream Drive, Wilson.
Bobby served in the US Army, including Vietnam in 1964, and held the Army's highest rating of Expert with both the Carbine M2 and M-14 Rifles. He was raised to Master Mason in 1975 as an active member of the Wilson #712 Masonic Lodge and was a past long-time member of the Wilson County Shrine Club. His former employment included the NC Highway Patrol, City of Wilson Police Dept and eventually he retired from Bridgestone/Firestone.
Bobby is survived by his daughter, Crystal MeAnn Parker and husband, Sam Fulcher; sister, Barbara Bass and husband, Ray, and sister, Brenda Parker; brothers, William “Butch” Parker and Thomas “Bootsie” Parker and wife, Susan; sister-in-law, Linda Parker and a host of loving nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William David Parker, Sr. and Mary Moore Parker; sister, Jean “Bonnie” Parker Evans and brother, Derward “Buddy” Parker.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.