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Obie Levi Parker

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Sept. 5, 1932 — Jan. 8, 2019

Obie Levi Parker, 86, of Wilson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Marsh Swamp Original Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Rock Ridge. The Rev. Ray Wells will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Obie served his country with honor and pride with the U.S. Army. He was a faithful and devoted member of Marsh Swamp Original FWB Church. For more than 40 years he taught science in the Wilson and Johnston County schools.

Obie is survived by his daughter, Shari Barnes Parker of Raleigh; brother, Donnie R. Parker, and wife, Joan, of Sims; dear special friend, Michelle Price of Raleigh; nephew, Mark Parker, and wife, Kristi, of Garner; great-nephew, Brady Parker of Garner; and several aunts.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Barnes Parker; and his parents, Levi Thomas and Thelma Owens Parker.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Obie’s memory to Marsh Swamp Original FWB Church, 6504 Rock Ridge School Road, Wilson, NC 27893.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net