MOYOCK – Carlton Leroy “Roy” Parker, Sr., 89, died May 1, 2021. Roy was born in Norfolk, VA to the late John Henry and Lola Gaylord Parker. He was a veteran having served in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. Roy retired from NARF (Naval Air Rework Facility) as a Quality Assurance Specialist after 34 years of service and went on to work for Southern Amusement as a part time manager of Flipper McCoys in Norfolk for another 20 years. He was a volunteer for the Military “Aviation” Museum, a Master Mason, Shriner and member of the Khedive Temple. Roy loved being outside, building and flying model airplanes, and shooting pool. He was an avid reader. Roy had been a volunteer with the “Meals on Wheels” program in Currituck. He was predeceased by a son Craig Parker and his wife, Gina and a brother, Mordaunt “Buddy” Redford.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Joan White Parker; children, Cheryl Campbell (Jamie) of Elk Point, SD and Carlton Leroy “Lee” Parker, Jr. of Moyock; six grandchildren, Chris, Heather, Britt, Brooke, Cory and Cari; nine great grandchildren, Tanner, Alex, Abby, Maddie, Wyatt, Bria, Kora, Clayton and Colton; a nephew, Rick Redford; and a host of other family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 8, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake at 2:00 pm. Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
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