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08/04/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Jimmy Parker

James Wallace Parker, Sr.
(14 Feb 1944 - 30 July 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I'm deeply saddened to bring you this news this Sunday.       Jimmy Parker, Class of 1962, husband of Nancy Casey Parker (Ferguson HS - '70) of VA, and brother of Pat Parker Williams of TN and Carolyn Parker Eason ('69) of VA, and of the late Cecil Parker and Bubby Parker ('55), passed away at home in Newport News on Thursday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 75.


From The Daily Press - 08/04/19:

    James Wallace Parker, Sr.


NEWPORT NEWS - James Wallace Parker, Sr. peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in his home surrounded by family. He was 75 years old.

Jimmy was born February 14, 1944 in Newport News, Virginia. He was one of five brothers and sisters. After graduating from Newport News High School in 1962, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam until his honorable discharge.

Jimmy went on to serve like his father and grandfather before him, as a Newport News police officer, ultimately discovering his passion for criminal justice.





He graduated from William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1977, after which he opened his own successful law firm.

One of his favorite passions, and a sport he was able to enjoy with his son, was his time spent behind the wheel at Langley Speedway, as the first NASCAR-licensed lawyer to race in the nation.

Jimmy was fortunate enough to enjoy a long retirement with his family. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy Casey Parker; his children, Crystal (Kevin) Boettner, Carrie (Josiah) Donaldson, Sam (Tara) Henderson, Donna Bowman; daughter-in-law, Stacie Parker; and his 12 grandchildren, Jake and Brenden Boettner, Dylan Parker, Maxlee and Masen Morphew, Collin and Jessica Law, Leon, Penny and Walter Donaldson, and Claire and Patrick Henderson; and two sisters, Patricia Williams and Carolyn Eason; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his son, James W. Parker, Jr.; his brother, Hinton E. Parker, Jr. and his parents, Hinton and Virginia Parker.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Weymouth Funeral Home.

Donations can be made in Jimmy's name to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy. Suite 410, Rockville, MD 20852,

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on August 4, 2019.
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Semper Fi Marine, Rip.

~ Unsigned

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~ Cindy Webster


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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Nancy, and to all of Jimmy's family, friends, and classmates.

   This information is also posted here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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

Newport News Police Patch from Webmistress' Personal Collection

Firefighters' Emblem courtesy of - 08/17/07

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/14/08

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