Paul William Parker of Covington passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the age of 79. Mr. Parker was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Faith Elementary School, was a 1960 graduate of Fulton High School, and received his college degree from Upper Iowa University. After completing high school, he served six years in the United States Navy. Paul was a long-term listed member of the Salem United Methodist Church on Salem Road in Covington, Georgia. For years, Mr. Parker worked at Atlanta’s Terminal Transport, and retired after 26 years of service at United Parcel Service (UPS). He enjoyed playing golf, and was a member of Honey Creek Golf and Country Club. Mr. Parker deeply loved his wife, family, and dog, Bindi.
Mr. Parker met his future wife, Sheri Stokes, in 1963. They were married in the chapel of La Grange College in 1966, and would have celebrated their 56th year of happiness in December. Both enjoyed traveling, especially in spring and summer. They particularly loved Italy; Scotland, where Paul played the old course of St. Andrews; and seeing the pyramids in Cairo.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Henry and Betty Lee Parker; and his brother, Larry Parker.
Mr. Parker is survived by his loving wife, Sheri Parker; brother, Earl Parker (Linda); sisters, Deborah Parrino (Paul) and Selina Raeder (George); many beloved nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Doris Compton.
A graveside service for Mr. Parker will be held Saturday, at 3:00 p.m., October 2, 2021, at the Westview Cemetery, 1680 Westview Drive S.W., in Atlanta, with the Reverend David Cott officiating. Please plan to arrive at the cemetery office by 2:30 p.m. for procession to the graveside.
Please make memorial contributions to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (https://secure.qgiv.com/for/pulfibfou/).
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