William “Bill” Horace Parker, 77, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Monday, March 15, 2021.

Bill was born January 3, 1944, in Concord, N.C., and was the son of the late John and Bessie Turner Parker. He attended Odell High School in Concord and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a self-employed truck driver and later was driving for Swift Transportation. He was married to Jeanette Burke Parker and together they were members of Bethel Baptist Church. He loved his family, friends and “he never met a stranger.”

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by one son, Jarrod Parker (Crystal); five grandchildren, Paxton Parker, Kade Parker, Wren P. Siciliano (Daniel), Noah Lewis, and Kelci McCrary; three great grandchildren, Marlo Siciliano, Kason McCrary, and Kyler McCrary; and one brother, John C. Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021, at Troutman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Kramm officiating. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Parker will lie in state on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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