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David Richard Parker

Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA
Death 21 Jul 2015 (aged 87)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA
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David Richard Parker, 87, of Lancaster, South Carolina, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Mr. Parker was born September 20, 1927, in Lancaster, a son of the late William Harrison Parker and the late Carrie Parks Parker.

He was a veteran of the US Army, a life-time member of Camp Creek Masonic Lodge #317, and a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. He was a detention officer for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years until he retired in 1990. Previously, he had owned a grocery store owner in the Camp Creek community, where he also bought and sold real estate.

He raised cattle and loved the outdoors. He kept his pastures and land picturesque. After he retired, until his health declined, he was a regular visited elderly shut-ins. His efforts were important in establishing the first watershed lakes in Lancaster County. The first lake was named in his honor in a ceremony by Senator Strom Thurmond. He was also an original founders of the Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

He was survived by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Knight Parker; two sons, Mike (Gail) Parker of Mooresville, NC, and Larry Parker of Lancaster; a daughter, Janet (Bobby) Parker Butler of Lancaster; a sister, Maggie Parker Baker of Heath Springs; three grandchildren, Caroline Parker (Chris) Cleveland of Mooresville, Natalie Butler of Charlotte, and Kyle Butler of Lancaster.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Clyburn Parker and Archie Parker; and five sisters, Ruby Williams, Pernie Walters, Lucille Steele, Loraine Williams, and Evelyn Courtney.

Funeral services for Mr. were 12:00 noon, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Burgess Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Reggie Parker and the Rev. Les Thomas officiated. Burial with military honors followed in Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Roger Lambert
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149681019
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Richard Parker (20 Sep 1927–21 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149681019, citing Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Roger Lambert (contributor 47400721) .