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OBITUARY

Augustus "Gus" Milton Parker

September 30, 1926January 14, 2020

Augustus “Gus” Milton Parker, 93, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Vineville United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Asbell and the Rev. John Irwin officiating. The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon GA 31204 or the Methodist Children’s Home, 304 Pierce Ave., Macon GA 31204.

Gus was born in Rocky Ford, GA to the late Thomas Parker Sr., and Jewell Roberts Parker. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Thomas Parker and Ace Parker.

He was a graduate of Lanier High School for Boys, attended Davidson College, North Georgia College, Mercer University and received a Masters of Education from Mercer University and a specialty of Education Degree from Georgia State. He began teaching in 1948 at Lanier Jr. High School and in 1953 moved to Lanier Sr. High where he was the Business Manager for the Athletic Department. Gus worked in the Board of Education Central Office as Assistant Comptroller and retired from the Board of Education as Assistant Purchasing Agent 1987. He returned to part-time status at the Board and retired a second time in 1993.

He joined the Exchange Club of Macon in 1965, President of Club 1987-1988, National President of the Exchange Club 2002-2003 and was on the National Board and Regional Board 2005 and he also served on the District Board, and served as District President and Regional Board President. Gus was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church and the Allen Sanders Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Nedra “Dee” Jones Parker of Macon, children, Jennifer Parker of Henderson, NC, Boyd (Joanne) Parker of DeForest, WI, Timothy Parker of Macon, GA Benjamin Parker of Augusta, GA, grandchildren, Sarah Tinsley Parker of Macon, Timothy A. (Wallace) Parker, Jr. of Charleston SC, Tommy Parker of Bend, OR, Joe (Jen) Parker of DeForest, WI and Adam Parker of Minneapolis, MN, two great grandchildren, Rhett and Wyatt Parker, step-children, Jeff Penland and Debbie Isbell and daughter-in-law, Charlene Penland, and several nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Cecile Parker of Milledgeville, GA.

Visit www.snowcs.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry St. has charge of the arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife, Nedra “Dee” Jones Parker of Macon, children, Jennifer Parker of Henderson, NC, Boyd (Joanne) Parker of DeForest, WI, Timothy Parker of Macon, GA Benjamin Parker of Augusta, GA, grandchildren, Sarah Tinsley Parker of Macon, Timothy A. (Wallace) Parker, Jr. of Charleston SC, Tommy Parker of Bend, OR, Joe (Jen) Parker of DeForest, WI and Adam Parker of Minneapolis, MN, two great grandchildren, Rhett and Wyatt Parker, step-children, Jeff Penland and Debbie Isbell and daughter-in-law, Charlene Penland, and several nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Cecile Parker of Milledgeville, GA.
  • DONATIONS

  • Vineville United Methodist Church
  • Methodist Children's Home

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, January 20, 2020

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Alison Evans The Methodist Home

January 19, 2020

On behalf of the children, staff and Trustees of The Methodist Home, we offer our sincere condolences in the loss of Mr. Gus. We were blessed by his presence. May the peace of God surround you today and in the days ahead.

Sally Akers

January 16, 2020

Thank you Parker Family for sharing Gus with National Exchange Club. I have made some very special friends through Exchange Club. I referred to Gus & Dee as my Georgia mom & dad. Gus was a true southern gentleman and it was my pleasure to serve Exchange with him. My sincerest condolences. Hugs to Dee.

Melissa Kuipers

January 15, 2020

Many thoughts and prayers at this time.
With sincere sympathy,
Kenneth and (Melissa) Kuipers
From class at Wellness Center

Melvin Eugene Bishop

January 15, 2020

We will miss Brother Parker at our Lanier Lunches but we will see him again in Heaven !!!

Virginia Peagler

January 15, 2020

A kind and generous friend. His loss saddens me and he will be missed. I always looked forward to seeing him and Dee at state Exchange gatherings. He will be missed but not forgotten.

John Fetters

January 14, 2020

Dee,

I am so sorry to get the news of Gus. I was so proud to serve as District President under him in 2002-2003. He was one of the finest men I have ever known in Exchange Club. He was the epitome of an Exchangite, but was even more the type of man we should all strive to be. I have always looked at you two as the perfect example of a couple. I will cherish the memories, like playing miniature golf at our convention, with a tornado in the area. You were the perfect First Lady in Exchange. There is one thing for sure, I know Gus is in a perfect place tonight, much better that where we are. He no longer feels any pain or limitations, and will patiently wait for the rest of us. He is likely already working on building a new Exchange Club! Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. John and Phyllis Fetters, Findlay, OH

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Biography

Augustus “Gus” Milton Parker, 93, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Vineville United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Asbell and the Rev. John Irwin officiating. The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon GA 31204 or the Methodist Children’s Home, 304 Pierce Ave., Macon GA 31204.

Gus was born in Rocky Ford, GA to the late Thomas Parker Sr., and Jewell Roberts Parker. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Thomas Parker and Ace Parker.

He was a graduate of Lanier High School for Boys, attended Davidson College, North Georgia College, Mercer University and received a Masters of Education from Mercer University and a specialty of Education Degree from Georgia State. He began teaching in 1948 at Lanier Jr. High School and in 1953 moved to Lanier Sr. High where he was the Business Manager for the Athletic Department. Gus worked in the Board of Education Central Office as Assistant Comptroller and retired from the Board of Education as Assistant Purchasing Agent 1987. He returned to part-time status at the Board and retired a second time in 1993.

He joined the Exchange Club of Macon in 1965, President of Club 1987-1988, National President of the Exchange Club 2002-2003 and was on the National Board and Regional Board 2005 and he also served on the District Board, and served as District President and Regional Board President.
Gus was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church and the Allen Sanders Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Nedra “Dee” Jones Parker of Macon, children, Jennifer Parker of Henderson, NC, Boyd (Joanne) Parker of DeForest, WI, Timothy Parker of Macon, GA Benjamin Parker of Augusta, GA, grandchildren, Sarah Tinsley Parker of Macon, Timothy A. (Wallace) Parker, Jr. of Charleston SC, Tommy Parker of Bend, OR, Joe (Jen) Parker of DeForest, WI and Adam Parker of Minneapolis, MN, two great grandchildren, Rhett and Wyatt Parker, step-children, Jeff Penland and Debbie Isbell and daughter-in-law, Charlene Penland, and several nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Cecile Parker of Milledgeville, GA.