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Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel

1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA

OBITUARY

Victor Rufus Parker

May 21, 1942May 22, 2020

Victor R. (Vic) Parker died May 22, 2020. His wife Elaine, his parents, Rufus and Esther Parker, and two beloved Weimaraners Molly and Morgan preceded him in death. Survivors include his two sons Chris (Tonia) of Woodbridge, Va. and Scott (JoAnna) of Mechanicsville, Va., four grandchildren, and a number of cousins.

Vic was a graduate of Abingdon High School and Emory and Henry College (’65). He was associated with television stations in Bristol, Roanoke, Greensboro and Richmond, as well as radio stations in Abingdon, Bristol, Charlotte and Richmond. Vic’s career also included work in advertising, marketing and consulting. Vic was a manager for Blue and Gray Self Storage locations in the Richmond area and most recently worked at Huguenot-Robious Mini Storage.

A memorial service will be held at St. Marks at 11551 Lucks Ln, Midlothian, VA and inurnment at Hanover Memorial Park at 4447 Mechanicsville Turnpike, 23111. A time and date for these events has not been set. Once plans are finalized his sons will update Vic’s Facebook page. Information will also be updated on the Woody Funeral Home website www.woodyfuneralhomehuguneot.com

Suggested recipients for memorial donations include Emory and Henry College and The Tarheel Weimaraner rescue, 3046 Dodsworth Dr, Cramerton, NC 28032 http://www.tarheelweimrescue.org/howtohelp/donate.html

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Fred Garrett

May 30, 2020

To Chris, Scott, and Families: I had the privilege of growing up and sharing over 69 years of friendship with Victor. The year I graduated from William King (1959), I invited Vic to travel with me on a two week Jeep road trip adventure that took us from Abingdon, Va. to Key West, Florida. Later while in graduate school at Virginia Tech, I continued to keep in touch with Vic and Elaine at Emory. Elaine arranged for a "blind date" for me while I was visiting back in Abingdon. That blind date today is now a good friend of both Elizabeth (my wife) and me and has retired to the coast of North Carolina. August 2015 found Vic, Elaine, Elizabeth, and me back in Abingdon for class reunions. We had a grand "catch up" morning over breakfast at Cracker Barrel. The last time I called Vic was June 12, 2019. That would be our last conversation by phone. We usually just e-mailed each other. I will always, remember Vic as "my Brother". Alike in so many ways.
Fred Garrett , Southern Pines, North Carolina

Al Bradley

May 30, 2020

Vic was very good to me growing up in Abingdon and when working at WBBI. We will all miss this good man.

Harriet Ligon-Meyer

May 29, 2020

Vic was such a good soul - a true gentleman in every way. He was a seasoned pro when I started my first "real job" at what was then WXEX-TV out of Petersburg, VA. While I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, Vic always had a kind and gracious patience towards me and helped reassure me that I belonged. Thanks, old friend. You'll be missed.

Marilynn Ferrel

May 29, 2020

Vic was one of the kindest people I know. He helped me a lot at WRIC. May he rest in peace

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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