ROCKY MOUNT – Ronald “Ronnie” Bruce Parker, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Born in Nash County on January 31, 1951, he was the son of the late Raymond Wilson Parker, Sr. and Rebecca Armstrong Parker. He was also preceded in death by his son, Marcus Parker and his brother, Raymond Wilson Parker, Jr.
Ronnie was a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army having been stationed in Germany. He later went to work for Standard Products and after 18 years went to work with QVC until his retirement after 10 years with QVC. Ronnie was a hardened fan of East Carolina University football and rarely missed watching a game. A dedicated husband and a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, he will be forever missed by both family and friends.
Ronnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 44 years, Linda Schiessl Parker; sons, Ronald D. Parker and his fiancé Kelly, and Joey D. Parker and girlfriend Brandi. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Ashley Parker, Kaitlyn Parker, Joey D. Parker, Jr., Kevin Parker, Joshua Parker, and Brandan Parker; and his great grandson Aiden Parker.
A Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.