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Calvin Parker

Calvin DeLacey Parker

September 14, 1951 - October 10, 2019
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Obituary

Mr. Calvin DeLacey Parker, affectionately known as “Cowboy”, was born on September 14, 1951 in Oxford, NC to the late Mildred and Joseph Parker. He departed this life on October 10, 2019 in Durham, NC. The Parkers moved to New York as a young family and remained there for several years.

Cowboy received his education in NY and there, he also joined the Air Force. Later he returned to NC and met the late Eleanor ‘Elle’ Whitted Parker and her son Brian Whitted, from this union, two daughters were born. In 1987, he married Janice Crump Parker and her son Edward Crump. He retired from the Durham VA where he worked as a Medical Supply Tech for over 20 years. Cowboy was an active member of Shepherd Memorial Lodge #840.

Lacey/Cowboy was predeceased by two brothers Lawrence Parker and Ellis "Dickey" Taylor.

He is survived by his wife, Janice C. Parker; two daughters, Quita Parker and Alexis Parker; one brother, Otis R. Chavis(Margaret); one sister, Mildred Annette Parker; two grandchildren, Keaton Parker and Kellise Parker; nieces, Azeree Whitaker(Morial), Brittney Black, Cassandra Parker, Tiffany Parker, Octavia Parker and Akila McDonald; nephews, Micah Andrews, Franklyn Andrews, Jordan DeLacey Andrews, Kelly Chavis, Jerel Chavis, Derrick Parker and Jamal McDonald(Vanessa); special family members from Kentucky and New York and a host of relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday October 17, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday October 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Ellis D Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    Address
    419 Dowd St
    Durham, NC 27701
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  • Service

    Friday October 18, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Union Baptist Church
    Address
    904 N. Roxboro St.
    DURHAM, NC 27701
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  • Interment

    Friday October 18, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Salisbury National Cemetery
    Address

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tara holland

Posted at 06:46pm
Sending condolences from the Durham VA, Medical Center Supply Technician to the Parker family.
Mr. Calvin truly took pride in serving his fellow veterans while wearing his cowboy boots. You will be missed.
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OPHELIA BELL

Posted at 09:20pm
SENDING MY HEART FELT CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS TO THE PARKER FAMILY. FROM KENNETH AND OPHELIA BELL AND FAMILY....
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Walter and Henrietta Hankins

Posted at 02:28pm
Our family send our deepest condolences.. Mr parker was always caring and respectful to his family and friends.. Cowboy you will be greatly missed..
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