May 27, 2023
11 a.m.

Paul Jeffery Parker, 68, of Morganton, NC, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Born in Burke County, NC on February 21, 1955, he was the son of the late James B. Parker and Frances L. Taylor Parker.

Paul was a member of Burkemont Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and was a friend to everyone. He was a great storyteller who never met a stranger. He worked for over 30 years at Broughton Hospital and he truly loved his patients.

Paul is survived by his brother, James Larry Parker.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Burkemont Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Eddy Bunton officiating.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Paul was a dear and close friend to my family and I. We grew up together and were neighbors for 55 years. I will never forget all of his advice and friendship. He had a great sense of humor and always very thoughtful. I will cherish the time I spent with him during our childhood. Prayers to his brother, Larry.

—Debbie H Brown
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—Janet Baird
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—Peggy Wilson

So very sorry for the loss of Paul to the Parker family! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

—Linda Granger
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It was such a great pleasure to have you in our lives Paul! We will never forget all the amazing stories you shared with us. There's a place in our heart that will always be for you! The hill wont be the same without you. We love you and miss you. Rest easy my friend 🤍 -Cari, Jake, Rylan & Canon Black

—The Black Family
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My deepest sympathy to the family. Paul was a fried since the 70's

—John Hamer
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Paul was a good friend in school. We had such great times in study hall. I'm sure he will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers be with his brother Larry 🙏🙏

—Ann Maltba Whisenant

Paul was a loyal friend, a kind soul and always thinking of others. I was privileged to call him friend from the early 1970s at Broughton Hospital. We worked on the Adolescent Division and he was a great role model for the youth, always kind and consistent with the rules. Rest In Peace, my friend.

—Bob Hinceman
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Paul will be dearly missed by our family. He was a special friend for many years.. We love you Paul

—Shane & Tina Jarvis
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You've been like a brother to me. We lived with one house between yours and mine for 23 years and never had a word. That may be a record for both of us. I will miss you daily and remember you when we were kids. playing under "the tree" in your yard. I'll remember us working at Broughton at the same time. I'll try to forget the past month, with all the trials and problems you faced, and hope I am as brave as you, when it's my turn to go. Turn around a few times and I'll be there with you. Meanwhile, so long old friend.

—David Orders