John Dorsey Parker, Jr.

  • Born: May 23, 1943
  • Died: June 17, 2017
  • Location: Waycross, Georgia


1503 Tebeau St
Waycross, GA 31502
Tel. (912) 283-1414

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Dorsey “J.D.” Parker, Jr., 74, died Saturday night (June 17, 2017) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness. He was a native of Whitakers, NC, but had made his home in Brantley County since 1977. He was the son of the late John Dorsey Parker, Sr., and Gladys Bullock Parker. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Amy Kristen Parker and Kimberly Dawn Parker, a son Jon Cameron Parker, Sr., and a sister, Faye Mills. He had served with the United States Army during the Viet Nam War being stationed in Korea. J.D. Retired in 2003 as a Boilermaker with CSX Railroad after 33 years of service and had trained numerous apprentices during his career, and was a former member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers. He loved fishing and woodworking and had made numerous pieces of furniture. He also loved spending time with his grandson. He also had the talent of being able to make repairs to just about anything. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s 1 Sunday School Class. He and his wife, Hope Smith Parker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last month. Additional survivors include grandchildren, Jon “Cameron” Parker, Jr., Trenton Thrift, and Mallory Thrift all of Waycross; daughter-in-law, Sherri Collins Parker of Waycross ; a sister, Mary Alice Farmer of Rocky Mount NC; three brothers, Bruce Parker (wife Sandra) of Rocky Mount, NC, Ferdie Parker and David Parker both of Tarboro, NC; a special sister -in-law, Barbara Mayo of Enfield, NC, nieces, nephews, and his faithful pet, Shadow. Memorials may be made to Hospice House Satilla, c/o Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday (June 20, 2017) at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Members of the Adult Men’s 1 Sunday School Class are asked to gather at the church at 10:30 AM Tuesday to serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday at Music Funeral Home. Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hope and family,

May you find peace that only is given with His wonderful, loving grace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Sherry Rockhold

Posted by Sherry Rockhold - Petal, MS - Friend   July 01, 2017

I am so sorry me and Mr Parker became friends at dialysis I will miss him if there is any thing you need Hope let us know he was my friend gd bye Mr Parker you will be missed

Posted by Gregory Cox    June 24, 2017

Hope, I am so sorry to learn about J.D.'s death. I extend to you my deepest sympathy and will certainly be holding you close in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Gray Ewell Vick    June 23, 2017

Hope I am so very sorry to hear of JD's passing. Please know I am thinking of you every day.

Posted by Linda Klinger Underwood    June 23, 2017

Condolences from my heart ... may you find comfort through your good memories, your family and friends ... I care!!!

Posted by Agnes Yarboro    June 23, 2017

Hope, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. May God be with you and your family during time and give you strength.

Posted by Joyce Neville Cuthrell    June 23, 2017

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. May your loving memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Jeri Kluger Berman    June 23, 2017

Hope, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I pray you and your family will feel the comfort of Jesus' tender mercies in the days ahead!

Posted by Butch Wells (Enfield family)    June 23, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you great joy and peace.

Posted by Judy T. Melton    June 23, 2017

Hope I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. I hope you will find comfort in knowing you have friends who care. Leona Bellamy Padgette

Posted by Leona Bellamy Padgette    June 23, 2017

Blessings to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Dianne Viverette    June 23, 2017

So sorry for your loss Miss hope anyway I can help you I will be more than happy to .John was a great man

Posted by Jeffrey Joyce    June 21, 2017

Sorry to read the passing of JD in THE Rocky Mount Telegram Paper. Had a lot of grand school memories with him at Whitakers School. My thoughts are with you and your family. Rell Taylor Killebrew

Posted by Rell Taylor Killebrew    June 21, 2017

So sorry to hear about Mr. Parker's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Michael and Carolyn Mobley    June 21, 2017

I would like to express my sorrow to Hope and her family. JD and Hope went through a lot together. What a great family! God bless this family in this tough time.

Posted by Doug Rector    June 20, 2017

Hope, I'm praying for you! I'm so very sorry!!! Love always, Sharon Lamb

Posted by sharon lamb    June 20, 2017

We lift you all in prayer. God is your strength and comfort. In Jesus Name

Posted by Willie & Julie Porter    June 20, 2017

Hope you are in my thoughts and prayers May God give you comfort and peace I Love You

Posted by Cindy Batten    June 20, 2017

Mrs. Hope, we are so sorry to hear about Mr. Parker. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Mark and Paige Coker    June 20, 2017

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with John.He was a really good man.

Posted by Bennie Dyal    June 19, 2017

So sorry about J.D. My heart goes out to you and I wish I could be with you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days. Take care, my friend.

Posted by Gert    June 19, 2017

Hope---Scott and I were saddened to hear of the passing of JD today. The Hubacher Family's thoughts and prayers are with you and Cameron. I wish Scott and I could be there for you but we are in TN, so we are with you in spirit. May your memories of JD comfort you during this time of grief and sorrow. We will miss JD's wonderful spirit and smile. Love, Robyn and Scott

Posted by The Hubacher Family    June 19, 2017

We have been blessed to have your family as neighbors and will miss JD. Hope, you are in my prayers and I know your church family will be a wonderful support through this difficult time. You are loved very much.

Posted by Joan Renn    June 19, 2017

Lifting thoughts and prayers for the family. A friend of Mary Alice.

Posted by Etta & Keith Barkley    June 19, 2017

Hope, I know its been a long hard battle. But you, John, the grandkids all "Fought the good Fight"! I share many funny and tragic moments with J.D. From fishing with him to working with him, to the loss of two children. He did me many favors, and I was always amazed how he could tackle anything and most of the time he got it right! My deepest sympathies in your loss.

Posted by David L. Tomlin    June 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Hope. Laura and Mark Deal

Posted by Laura Deal    June 19, 2017

So sad to hear about J.D. Our hearts go out to Hope and family. You will continue to be in our prayers.

Posted by Luther & Kay Tilghman    June 18, 2017