Nelson Wyatt Parker, 71, of West End, passed away on December 21, 2022 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
Born on November 28, 1951 in Wadesboro, North Carolina to the late Joseph and Margaret Parker. Nelson worked for over 30 years as a conductor with CSX Railroad. He was an avid military historian and collector for over 60 years. He was a very kind, gentle man and quite the jokester that never met a stranger and became friends with everyone he met. He was such an inspiration to a lot of people and set the best example of an amazing husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mamie Parker; and two brothers, Joseph W. “Joe” Parker and Harold Parker (Shirley).
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lolita Parker; one son, Shane Wyatt Parker and his wife, Jessica; grandson, Gavin Andrew Parker; two sisters, Martha Austin and her husband, Ray of Albermarle and Freida Donohue of Raleigh; aunt and uncle, Jimmy and Joyce Parker of Matthews; also survived by many other family, friends and his beloved dog, Carley.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 2:00PM at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation 150 Applecross Road Pinehurst, NC 28374 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be left at: www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.