George Robert (Bob) Parker

Published 6:36 pm Monday, July 13, 2020

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Mr. George Robert (Bob) Parker, age 82, a resident of High Point, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point.

Bob was born in Aberdeen on June 9, 1938. He was the son of the late Jack Carraway Parker and Etheleen Lamm Parker. Bob proudly served in the Air Force in Korea and upon coming home worked as a printer for 43 years.

After living in Massachusetts for a few years, Bob decided to move his family back to his native North Carolina, where his passion was his family and gardening. He spent many years tending to his garden, where he became known as “Mr. Tomato Man” for his prized tomatoes, which he shared with his family and friends. He was also known to share the bounty of his garden with nursing homes in the area. Bob also cultivated hydrangeas and gardenias that are now thriving in gardens of those he loved. He also loved building bird houses and shared them with many friends and family.

Bob was an incredibly good-hearted man, always with a smile and a willingness to help those in need.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Griffin Parker; his daughter, Lisa Parker Sexton and her husband Robert Sexton, of Archdale. He is also survived by six sisters, Geraldine (Jeri) Parker Bolafka, of Washington, Norma Parker Morgan. of Ohio, Linda Parker Daughney, of Newton, Massachusetts, Susan Parker McPhee, of Ohio, Shirley Parker Hawkes, of Havelock, and Deborah Parker Morrisey, of Southampton, Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Parker, and a sister, Betty Hagan.

Due to COVID restrictions, services will be held at a later date.