Obituaries

Obituaries » Cyrus Franklin Parker, Jr.

January 5, 1972 - January 6, 2020

Service Date: January 9, 2020

Posted by:
F. Taylor

Posted on:
January 10, 2020

Sincere Condolences To The Parker Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May, "the God of all comfort," be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. With Peace & Loving-Kindness,

Posted by:
Carolyn and Gary Weller

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

It was a privilege and pleasure to know Cyrus, who reflected the light and love of Christ. His gentle, kind spirit and contagious laughter drew others to him. Cyrus’ heart and life always displayed genuine humility, a mark of true greatness in God’s eyes. Our prayers for comfort and hope continue for Rachael, Ethan and Carmen. Isaiah 66:2b

Posted by:
Charlotte Jesneck

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

Cyrus was a great guy. He was professional, kind and just generally great to work with. Both my husband and myself worked with Cyrus on projects where we work. We will miss him. My thoughts are with his family.

Posted by:
C.W. Patterson

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

My sincere condolences to Cyrus\' family. He was a wonderful person who I didn\'t see often, but he was always absolutely great to work with. I knew him by his work with DOT as we, in Right of Way, relied on his work product in the acquisition of property. It was always a pleasure to see him and he was the type of person that elevated those around him. His passing is a loss to all.

Posted by:
Michael Bright

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

My deepest condolences to Cyrus' Family. I am so, so sorry for your family's loss. I knew Cyrus from our work and friendship at NCDOT. I'll always remember Cyrus for the kind and gentle soul that he was and the many wonderful conversations that we had together. I was so happy to hear him say how much he had enjoyed the music Cd's that I let him borrow of so many artist and music styles and how much he said that his children had enjoyed them too, especially his daughter. I will miss him dearly, but I will fondly remember him for the time that he was willing to give to others around him. He was truly a dear friend to many. Cherish the memories of the best of times in your family. I will keep you all in my prayers during this difficult time in your lives. His Light will always shine all around you!

Posted by:
Jeffrey Obrecht

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

Shocked and saddened by his passing. Honored to have known him, and privileged to understand that the scope of his leadership and guidance at NCDOT and TRB extends to untold others that commute on North Carolina's transportation network.

Posted by:
Don Malone

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news. Cyrus was always a pleasure to work with. A true professional, very kind to others, and a great resource to drive projects/programs he was associated with. My thoughts and prayers to his family, and to his extended family at the NCDOT.

Posted by:
Kelly Wallace

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear about Cyrus' passing. I worked with him for over 20 years in the environmental industry. He was always so kind, smart, fair and dedicated to his career. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Jon Miller

Posted on:
January 9, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Cyrus. I worked in Geotech with him 2007-17 and admired his professionalism. Also I played volleyball with him in our "NCDOT Pickup League". Cyrus was the one who always stayed calm, cool, collected no matter what. My deepest sympathies to the Parkers.

Posted by:
Scott Slusser

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Rachel and family. Cyrus was a wonderful person to work with and a wonderful human being. He was professional in every sense. He was patient, kind and always willing to educate me on very complex issues. He will dearly be missed.

Posted by:
Vang Moua

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus - rest in peace. I will miss your friendship and eagerness to assist in helping me with my work at NCDOT. You are missed, but not forgotten. I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of Cyrus at this difficult time. Friendship and time shared with those whom we love and care are truly the treasures of life.

Posted by:
Shunyi. C. Chen

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I am very sorry to hear the passing of Cyrus Parker. Cyrus is a great coworker to work with here at NCDOT. Cyrus was the Chair of the Transportation Research Board ADC60 Committee and I worked with him closely to host TRB ADC60 2016 Summer Workshop in Asheville, NC. It was a great event and I enjoyed it very much. I will miss you Cyrus.

Posted by:
Andrew Dawson

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I count it a privilege to have worked with Cyrus at TRB - he was such a positive contributor. If we try to emulate Cyrus’ example that will be a small way in which we can honor his memory. Andrew (Chair, TRB Aggregates Committee / University of Nottingham, UK)

Posted by:
Jim Shannon

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was the epitome of the word "professional" and will be missed within the geotechnical and environmental communities. The SR&R staff join with others in extending our sympathies to his family, friends, and NCDOT associates.

Posted by:
Jennifer Martin

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I was so very shocked and sorry to hear of the loss of one of my favorite people at NCDOT. Cyrus was among the best of the best, always willing to help, with such a calm and friendly demeanor, always willing to share his expertise and collaborate. I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of Cyrus. He will be truly missed by so many.

Posted by:
Cheryl Youngblood

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was an awesome person to work with in NCDOT Geotech Contracts. We would collaborate on projects, contractual items and sound board of off one another. He set an example of professionalism that I haven't seen before. You will truly be missed, Cyrus.

Posted by:
Pon Phongsavath

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Rest in peace Cyrus. My deepest sympathies to Rachel and family. He was a kind man and will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends.

Posted by:
Greg Bodenheimer

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was a great coworker and a wonderful person. I will miss our walks around the building during breaks and seeing his kind smile everyday when passing in the hall. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Anna Twohig

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Syrus was a true inspiration to everyone around him here at DOT and I am privileged to have known him for the time that I did. Wishing strength and peace to family during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Caleb Smith

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I worked with Cyrus for many years at the NCDOT. As you can see from all of the other guestbook posts, just about everyone here at work liked him very much. I think that says a lot about a person. May he rest in peace, and may his family be at peace.

Posted by:
Charles Cox

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was a kind man, always willing to help others. He had a big smile and his positive attitude was contagious. I am very sad by his passing. He will be missed by his DOT comrades. My prayers go out to his family.

Posted by:
Mohammed Mulla

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I am so very sorry about the loss of our friend Cyrus. His passing is a terrible tragedy for all of us who knew him. My deepest sympathy to his family. Cyrus was an inspiration to many people specially the people who work with him. I admired all those wonderful qualities that made him the special person that he was. He had intelligence, wit, charm and a caring heart that made him a great person and a great friend. I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him, work with him and to call him a great friend. We will cherish his memory for years to come. The poet Yeats once wrote "Count where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory is I had such friends." In Sympathy, Mohammed Mulla

Posted by:
Sharon Ghiold

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was my "go-to" contact at NCDOT for the last 16 years, and he was always an absolute pleasure to work with. He never failed to promptly get the information I needed or direct me to the correct person. A true bridge builder between NCDOT and NCDEQ, who helped whenever he could, and I had the utmost respect and appreciation for him. My sincere condolences and prayers for his family.

Posted by:
Melanie Nguyen

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was so kind, calm, and nice. He always smiled and gave me his 100% attention in our conversations. He shared and cared. I always picked his side when we played volleyball. He never steal my shot and never doubted me. He always shared his family stories and advise. He was super helpful for all of my projects. The Parker will be in my prayers.

Posted by:
Trey Marchant

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was always very kind, helpful, and giving of his time. He was a pillar of the community and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Parker family from all of us here at Mid-Atlantic Associates.

Posted by:
Zahid Baloch

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Cyrus's death and I want to express our most sincere sympathies to the family during this difficult time from our team here at NCDOT. Cyrus was a great fighter, very calm and respected in NCDOT and the effects of his passing are already being felt here by his fellow employees and friends. Cyrus was a wonderful person who understood the meaning of the word "team." He was always more focused on the good of the the department than on his own benefit. He made many great contributions to the department and helped it move forward in numerous ways. His work here will not be forgotten. Cyrus was a remarkable man and everyone in NCDOT is better for having known him. For those of us that had the privilege of calling him "friend" outside of work, we were humbled by his kindness and compassion to everyone around him. He will be greatly missed and everyone here is saddened by his death. he is kind of person who gave us hope and strength. Please Know that our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Zahid Baloch

Posted by:
Jorgen Bergstrom

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I had the pleasure to work with Cyrus for the last 10-15 years providing geophysical services on NCDOT projects, and we did a presentation together in Los Angeles. I will remember him as a very kind individual, eager to help, curious, and always interested in learning more. He always approached you with a smile. You will be missed Cyrus.

Posted by:
Karen Capps

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I had the honor of working with Cyrus on a number of projects for the last 15 plus years. His kindness and desire to be of service was evident in all he did on a daily basis. His smile was infectious. We will miss him here at NCDOT. I pray that God comforts you all as you move through this time of grief and sorrow.

Posted by:
Scott Ryals

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Cyrus on numerous cleanups related to the Underground Storage Tank Program over the past 15+ years. He was always the one guy in NC DOT that you went to about anything and was always willing to help. He and I received our Professional Engineering Licenses together. My family's prayers go out to his family.

Posted by:
Daneil Miles

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

Cyrus was always kind to those he came into contact within or outside the DOT family. He will be missed. My prayers goes out to your family.

Posted by:
John McCray

Posted on:
January 8, 2020

I can't imagine the sorrow accompanied by the loss of Cyrus. He was always a pleasant person to converse with. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Marcia Locklear-Jacobs

Posted on:
January 7, 2020

No words. So sorry. Here for you if you need me. Marcia

Posted by:
Wendy and David Winslow

Posted on:
January 7, 2020

So very sad to hear about Cyrus. Praying that God comforts your sweet family during this time of loss.

Posted by:
Dean & Betty Strickland

Posted on:
January 7, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for all during this time of grief! May God grant you peace as you cherish your memories!