Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Wayne Edward Parker

March 24, 1959March 7, 2016

Wayne Edward Parker, 56, passed away on March 7, 2016 at his residence.

Born on March 24, 1959 in Catawba County, he was the son of Glenn Lee Parker and Pauline Farris Parker. Wayne was a member of First United Methodist Church in Conover. He was a caregiver to his parents after working for Broyhill Furniture at the Conover Plant until they closed.

Wayne was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Griggs.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Clara Hyatt and husband, Bill of Newton, and Tina Hudson and husband, Sam of Hickory; nephew, Adam Strider of Claremont; nieces, Jessica Lyons and husband, Jamie of Conover, and Lana Hefner and husband, Jimmy of Hickory; and several great nieces and nephews.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover with Rev. Dr. Gary Royals officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. until 3:15 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at May’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Maiden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 410 1st Ave. N., Conover, NC 28613


  • Receiving of Friends Monday, March 14, 2016
  • Service of Remembrance Monday, March 14, 2016


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Greg Cranford

March 17, 2016

Wayne will be missed by the Newton-Conover High School Class of 1977.

Patsy Drum-Frye

March 11, 2016

Glenn, Pauline & Family-I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Wayne for many years at Broyhill starting when I was in high school and working on the mini-shift and years after. We gave each other a hard time but we sure had some good times working together! You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Terry Martin

March 10, 2016

Wayne and I always shook hands when we saw each other at Conover 1st UMC. He had a powerful voice that will be miss this coming Easter Sunday.

Butch&Carolyn Henson

March 10, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers to your family

Little Connie Crawford

March 10, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Glenn and Pauline, He was always so nice to me when I worked at Broyhill all those year. I will surely keep you all in my prayers and may GOD BLESS.

Kathy Burke

March 9, 2016

Glenn and Pauline, I'm so sorry to hear of this news. I loved working with Wayne at broyhill for 22 years.... He could always put a smile on my face. Will be praying for all of you through these tough days ahead!

Love you both❤

Anne Spencer

March 9, 2016

Thoughts & Prayers go out to the family during this sad & difficult time. I've pretty much known Wayne my whole life. He was a Blessed fixture in our choir at church. He will truly be missed.