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Curtis O. Parker 87, died peacefully on July 7, 2017 at Nash Healthcare Systems of Rocky Mount, NC.

Curtis was born November 18, 1929 to Wiley and Mamie Parker.  He was the 3rd youngest of 15 children. Curtis attended Nash County Schools and Booker T. Washington High School until he entered the United States Army in 1950.

Curtis was employed by Rocky Mount Mills as a truck driver for 30 years until his retirement.  He also was a contract mail driver for many years. He lived a very simple life without complaint, even as his health began to decline; he never complained. He was a patient and loving Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Curtis is preceded in death by his wife Hazel C. Parker of 52 years and daughter Gail P. Bunch, seven brothers and five sisters.

Curtis leaves to cherish his memory 3 children Anthony (Alexes) Parker of Rocky Mount, NC, Millicent Parker (Jimmy Porter) of Rocky Mount, NC and Yolanda (Marcus) Herring of Atlanta, GA., 1 sister, Josephine Parker of Rocky Mount, NC.

Curtis loved so dearly his 8 grandchildren Dr. Kimberly (Kenneth) Crump of Charlotte, NC. , Alexseil Parker of Charlotte, NC. ,Preston Bunch of Greenville, NC., Jamal Parker of Rocky Mount,NC, Rommel  Parker of Rocky Mount ,NC,  Crystal-Gail Bunch of Charlotte, NC., Weslie  Parker of Rocky Mount,NC  and Averi Parker of Rocky Mount,NC.  Seven great-grand children Joshua, Kohl, Kouri , Kyle, Karter, Quantavious and Kelsie.

Curtis also leaves several brother and sister- in- laws, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. He leaves a special sister- in- law Lillie Cherry that called him every day and a special nephew Elijah Parker that visited and called of Richmond Va.


Funeral Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. James Baptist Church with Dr. James T. Worthy, officiating.

Burial will follow at Gardens of Gethsemane.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 12 Noon until 1:00 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church.

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  • Friday, July 07, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hunter-Odom Funeral Service
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    Dewanda Vick and Family sending our Deepest Condolences to the Family. Stay Strong and be Blessed
    ~ Dewanda Vick   rocky mount, NC
  • Saturday, July 08, 2017
    "Juice" may memories of your father and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Van Sr., Bessie & Pam Clark   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, July 08, 2017
    Peaches, May all the memories of your Dad Help you find some peace. Stay blessed and be strong. My heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. 🙏🏽
    ~ Ivorette Cooper   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    My condolences to the family. May God watch over you and your family. Love you
    ~ Sharon Barrett   Atlantic City, NJ
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May the family find comfort in all the special memories shared with Uncle Curtis. With love and remembrance.
    ~ Verna' Cherry-Goatley   Louisville Kentucky
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Peaches and Juice, you all have my deepest sympathy, so sorry for your loss.
    ~ Zilphia Powell   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Peaches, Juice & Lam may God grant you all comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time. In my prayers.
    ~ Sharon Hedgepeth   Silver Spring, MD
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Praying for the family, RIP Mr Parker.
    ~ LaWanda Hamilton   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    My prayers and thoughts are with the family. RIP Mr. Parker.
    ~ LEON A HINES   ROCKY MOUNT, NC
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Praying for the family.
    ~ Deborah Lawrence Mercer   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family. The loss of a loved one is a difficult experience. However, our Heavenly Father has promised a wonderful future when we will be reunited with our loved ones under perfect living conditions (Isaiah 65:20-25 and John 5:28,29). In the days to come, may these promises help to sustain your family. Take care.
    ~ Melva
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Dear Peaches and Juice, Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5b We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies are extended to your family and you. Love and Prayers, Keith A. and Mary Archabell Murrel, Hanover, MD
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    My condolences to you and your family. Pray ing that the memories of your love one will heal your aching heart. Praying that God will give you the strength to endure the days ahead Stay strong and God bless you love you all.
    ~ Angela Mangum & Family   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Friday, July 14, 2017
    May God Bless the Family, yesterday, today, and Always.
    ~ Marvin and Brenda Joyner   Raleigh, NC