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01/09/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Bob Parker

Robert Neal Parker
(d. 06 Jan 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 194_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday.    Bob Parker, Class of 194_, brother of Bill Parker of OH, and of the late Miriam Parker Phelps, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, January 06, 2011 at the age of 83.

From the Daily Press - 01/09/11:

                        Robert N. Parker
      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.
Bob Parker

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.
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Published in the Daily Press from January 9 to January 14, 2011.
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January 10, 2011

I got to know Mr. Parker when I worked for the Chesapeake. He was a very nice man and I have fond memories of him and his wife. May God bring your family peace during this difficult time. He will be missed.

January 10, 2011
Nancy, I was so sorry to hear about Bob. I knew he had not been well. I have such sweet memories of our years at Bethel...good times! Take care of yourself during this difficult time. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Much love,

~ Linda McCauley Lanning, Warsaw, Indiana

January 13, 2011
  Dear Nancy: I was saddened to read that Bob passed away. He was a great person and never forgot to acknowledge someone when He met them. I remember all the good times we all had during our Joy Club days and other occasions at church. Know that you both had many friends that feels your pain and loss. I will keep you in my prayers. With Christian love, Mary Hines (old Bethel Baptist member)

~ Mary Hines, Yorktown, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Parker family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words by Edward Hopper

Music by John E. Gould, 1871

Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."

"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" midi and lyrics courtesy of - um, a long time ago...

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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