|Death: ||Jan. 6, 2011|
NEWPORT NEWS - Robert Neal "Bob" Parker, 83, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.
Bob was a native of Raleigh, N.C., and was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. He graduated from Newport News High School, and Auburn University. Bob was a Navy Veteran of WWII, and retired from NASA as a Research Engineer. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and was an avid photographer.
Bob was preceded in death by his son, R. Neal Parker Jr.; and a sister, Miriam P. Phelps.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy B. Parker of Newport News; a brother, William Parker of Dayton, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Tom Barclay of Williamsburg; sisters-in-law, Mary B. Foster of Newport News and Myrtle B. Pence of Sebring, Fla.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in the 'Chesapeake Room' at The Chesapeake Retirement Community in Newport News, with the Rev. Dr. Nancy B. Hayes, Officiating. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, Jan. 14, at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of The Chesapeake for their loving care during these last months.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the The Chesapeake Benevolent Fund, 955 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601 or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from January 9 to January 10, 2011
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Record added: Jan 10, 2011
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