Henry Stuart Parker, Sr., 85, of Fletcher, NC passed away Thursday January 19, 2012.
He was a son of the late Roy and Carrie Parker. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Martha V. Parker in 1960 and his second wife, Sarah I. Parker in 2011 and a grandson, Henry “Hank” Stuart Parker, III.
He was a graduate of Lenoir High School and Lenoir-Rhyne College. He had been employed by Blue Ridge Electric Corporation as Financial Manager and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lenoir. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He is survived by a daughter, Patty Cobbett and her husband Bobby of Lake Lure; a son, H. Stuart Parker, Jr. and his wife Susan of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Scott Elmore, and Rebecca Elmore both of Asheville and Ashley Parker of Raleigh; two great-grandsons, Jackson Elmore and Brian Henry Toller and several nieces and nephews.
A grave side service will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Belleview Cemetery in Lenoir with a funeral service immediately following the service at the First United Methodist Church of Lenoir. The Reverend Jamie Armstrong will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to the building fund at First Methodist Church of Lenoir 309 Church St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life 571 South Allen Rd Flat Rock, NC 28731.