Charles Robert Parker, 91, of Eutawville, USN Ret., husband of Mary Lee Day Parker, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Hospice Center of Charleston.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Gerizim United Methodist Church, Vance, S.C. with the Rev. Edward Stiltz officiating.
Burial will follow in the Black Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cross, S.C.
Charles was born July 17, 1922 in Greensburg, a son of the late William and Clara Parker. Charles was a member of Gerizim United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a Mason. He was an avid woodcarver, enjoyed gardening, and traveling. Charles formerly owned the Charlestonian Carriage Co.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Parker.
In addition to his wife, Mary Lee, he is survived by his daughters Cheryl (Garry) Elmer, Mystic, Conn., Lynda (Ken) Connors, Pueblo, Colo., step-sons, Lamar (Becky) Day, Rutledge (Carolyn) Day, both of Holly Hill, S.C., brother Tom (Helen) Parker, Greensburg, sisters Ruth (Lester) Levell, Chesterfield, Betty Parker, Greensburg, and sister-in-law, Sissy (John) Parker, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Gerizim United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 121, Vance, SC 29163.
Avinger Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.avingerfh.com