OBITUARY

Benjamin Lester Parker

August 27, 1933December 9, 2012
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Benjamin Lester Parker, age 79, of Marietta, formerly of Wrightsville, Georgia, died December 9, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Chapel of Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Parker, born in Wrightsville, was a member of East Cobb United Methodist Church; and was veteran of the United States Marine Corp., serving from 1950 until 1953. He was a Captain with the City of Marietta Fire Services, retiring after 35 years of service. Ben was an avid motorcycle rider and racer. He was a powerlifter with the United States Powerlifting Federation where he held various state records. Ben participated in state and national Police-Fire meets; and also served as a National USPF judge after his retirement. He and his wife traveled the United States, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Traylor Parker. Survivors include his daughters, Denise Marlin of Covington and Elaine Cain (Dan) of Charleston, SC. Son, Paul Parker (Peggy) of Marietta. Sister, Elizabeth Herringdine of Wrightsville; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive Marietta, Ga 30066. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2000 Cobb Parkway SE Marietta, GA 30060. (770) 432-0771.

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December 12, 2012

Denise,Elaine,Paul and grands....please accept my condolences on the loss of Uncle Let. He and Aunt Nancy were so much fun to be around and they both enjoyed life to the fullest. Now they are "together again". Rejoice in that!

Glenda & CB Bolton

December 11, 2012

Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.

Denise Marlin

December 11, 2012

Dad, you have done your job and now its time to go home and be with Mom and all of the others that have left this earth. Don't worry about Paul, Elaine and I, we have each other to lean on. Pick us out a great spot, because one day we will join you in heaven. I love you, give Mom a big hug and kiss from all of us. Until we meet again...All of my Love. Denise

December 11, 2012

Dad, I will miss you forever in this life but I will be with you and Mom someday....Time for me to be strong...Love your son, Paul

Kristy Herringdine Kasmen

December 10, 2012

You will be missed our dear Uncle Let. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.Great memories of motorcycles and body building. Love you always... Kristy, Lawrence, Hayden, & Ryan

December 10, 2012

To my uncle Let. I will always remember you as a funny and awesome person. My grandmother and you were my favorite. You will be missed and you will remain in my heart. Love Karen Herringdine Nelson.

Allen Norris

December 10, 2012

We love our Parker family. Here's to life well lived....

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