September 10, 1938 - January 21, 2018
Mr. John Linwood Parker Sr., (commonly known to most as Linwood) son of the late Josesph Samuel Parker and Nannie Moore Parker, was born on September 10, 1938 in Bahama NC Linwood received his early education in the Durham County Public School System. After graduation he began working at Morgan Motors in Durham NC as a body shop technician. On November 30, 1964, John Linwood Parker and Doris Ann Cozart were married. To this union three sons, John Linwood Parker Jr., Kirby Donte’ Parker, and Julius Longworth Parker, were born. Mr. and Mrs. Parker celebrated 53 years of marriage. In 1965, Linwood and Doris relocated to Washington DC, later moving to Temple Hills, Maryland. In 1966, Linwood began technical training for a career in Advanced Operating Engineering, and was later employed with Greater Southeast Community Hospital, as a Steam Engineer, in Washington DC. He was employed with Greater Southeast Community Hospital for 39 years, until his retirement in 2006. Upon their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Parker returned “Home” to Durham NC. Linwood rejoined his Church family, where he was appointed as a Trustee here at Mount Calvery Baptist Church, where he’d joined at a very early age. Linwood departed this life on January 21, 2018. He is survived by his devoted wife, Doris C. Parker; three sons, Mr. John L. Parker Jr. (Lenny) of Winchester Virginia, Mr. Kirby D. Parker of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Julius L. Parker of Temple Hills, Maryland; one grandchild, Elikia A. Parker; two daughters-in-law, Ms. Elvia Grimes, and Mrs. Bernadette A. Parker; three sisters, Mrs. Arlene P. Neal, Mrs. Shirley P. Long, and Ms. Claudette B. Parker, all of Durham; one brother-in-law, Mr. Symm Long. Linwood is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral service will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 8021 Stagville Road, Bahama, NC 27503. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service.
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