Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA


Roy Earl Parker

June 20, 1940March 21, 2020

Parker, R. Earl died on March 21, 2020 at home. He was born in the family home, upstairs, on a 3rd generation family farm in the community of Manntown near Pendleton, NC. He and his family attended Murfreesboro Baptist Church where he was baptized at about age 14. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy Boyette Parker and Winifred Davis Vick; his wife of 39 years Katherine Parker of Roanoke, VA and his brother Edgar F. Parker of Franklin, VA. He is survived by his daughter, Emily Parker Mandelbaum; son-in-law Noah Mandelbaum; two grandsons, Jacob and Theo Mandelbaum; and his significant other and caregiver, Emma Wise.

He was a graduate of Conway NC high school, Chowan University, and East Carolina University. He was employed for 24 years with Life of Virginia Insurance Co. and retired from Sun Trust Bank after 13 years. He enjoyed his years of retirement by continuing to hunt, fish, garden, and manage farm and forest land. He was a long time member of Cohoke Club, Inc., a fishing club in King William County.

A private family burial will be held this week at Signal Hill Memorial Park in Hanover, Va, where he will be rejoined with his wife. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Cool Spring Baptist Church, 9283 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.


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Angela Jones

March 26, 2020

I hope you, as a family and loved ones, are able to find peace and comfort during this difficult time in the memories you have of Mr. Parker

We are going to miss Mr. Parker being just across the street from us. Hollee always looked forward to walking over to his property and helping pick tomatoes and peppers in the summer time while having sweet conversations. She really loved him and was very happy she was able to make him one last card/gift that conveyed how much she cared for him. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. We will be missing him so much.

With Our Love and Deepest Sympathy,
Angela, Josh and Hollee Jones

Bernie Henderson

March 24, 2020

I wish I had known Mr. Parker personally. He was a neighbor to my daughter's family. Our 7-year-old granddaughter, Hollee Jones, talked to me frequently about him as her friend. He was obviously a very kind and thoughtful gentleman and our world benefited from his life. He will live on in Hollee's memory for her lifetime. Abraham Lincoln said it well, "No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child." We celebrate his wonderful life.