James William Parker

April 5, 1944June 1, 2021
Obituary of James William Parker
James W. Parker, age 77 of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on June 1. He was born in 1944 to Judge Calvin Parker and Pearl Parker, who were active members of the Woodstock community. James Parker is proceeded in death by his loving parents, Calvin and Pearl Parker and his sister Twila Mae Hughes. James Parker is survived by his beloved daughter Shannon Barnes, grandson Zander Barnes, sisters Mary Ann Eubanks and Jeanette McArthur and a host of nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. James Parker was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time with his friends and his daughter at hunting camp. James enjoyed growing produce and loved bringing bags of fresh tomatoes and vegetables to give to his friends and family, James had an amazing green thumb. James also loved bringing his daughter to the races, that was something special they enjoyed together. You may have also seen James in downtown Woodstock, he loved to take walks around the city and we would all give him a honk and he would throw up his arm and wave big if you saw him on one of his Woodstock walks. James Parker was truly a legend to those who grew up in Woodstock. James also loved to support Mill Creek Baptist church. He was saved and baptized there in his 60’s and anytime the church had a service or activity, you could bet on James Parker being there sitting in his favorite seat on the second row to show his love and support. James Parker loved making up big batches of his famous potato salad and deviled eggs for church or family potlucks, James was a great cook and enjoyed making food for his friends and family. To know James was to love him. His spirit was so loving and giving, and he would truly do anything for the people he loved so dearly. And boy did he give the best belly laughs and bear hugs! James Parker will be so missed by all of us who loved and treasured him. Family will receive guests between the hours of 4-8pm Thursday June 3rd at Woodstock Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Friday June 4th at 11am at the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home.

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