Joseph W. Parker, Jr.

27 July, 193717 December, 2019

CAYCE – Joseph W. Parker, Jr., 82, was born July 27, 1937 in Fairfax, SC and passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. He was the son of the late Evelyn Floyd and Joseph W. Parker, Sr.

Mr. Parker was a member of Gateway Baptist Church. He was employed as a printer at the University of South Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Parker; daughters, Angie Hassinger, Jenny Phillips (Will); grandchildren, Evie and Jeffrey; brother, Mickey Parker (Kathy) and sister, Dianne Owens (Louis).

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Gateway Baptist Church, 1651 Dutch Fork Rd., Irmo, SC 29063. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.


  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation Thursday, 19 December , 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, 19 December , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, 29 December , 2019


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Rodney Williams

18 December 2019

As a new Christian I can remember Monday Night visitation with him so clearly. He would knock on the door and when a child answered and said their parents were not available he would share the gospel and tell them to let their parents know what he shared. He was always faithful to his Church and loved Susan. I am a stronger Christian because of what he took the time to pour into me. He will be missed but after years of sharing the gospel he will finally be able to see the fruits of his labor. I can't wait to join him one day and meet all the people who credit him with planting that seed. My thoughts are with his family and Gateway in the days and years to come. I pray that another evangelist will rise up to take his place!!!