He was educated at Luther H. Foster High School and he confessed a hope in Christ at Mount Nebo Baptist Church.
Lee was united in holy matrimony to Kathleen W. Parker and to this union, Clifton Parker, Cathy Parker and Clinton Parker were born.
He was self employed and a community pioneer. Lee never allowed anyone to go without food and shelter. Lee’s motto, “Everyone deserves a chance to make it right.” He often opened his home or found shelter for families who needed help. He also built many affordable homes for government housing. Lee enjoyed his eggs over easy, his steaks still mooing and his endless adventure for thrills or to seek new things never ended. He called himself todays, “Better looking Fred Sandford.”
Lee departed this life on January 1, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry Parker; and a sister, Phyllis Martin.
He leaves to cherish his memories: His wife, Kathleen W. Parker; three children; ten grandchildren; sibling, Christene Somerville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memories of Lee Floyd Parker, Jr.
“I remember when Lee was outside on the back hoe and when I looked back up he had flipped the machine over… He was jumping up and out like nothing ever happened. He looked at the machine saying now how am I going to flip this back over?” -Kathleen
“One day Lee asked me to climb on a building and get on the roof to help. Well, who knew I would freeze up. I was so dizzy and he was trying to figure out how to get me down. He asked, “if he should get the bucket for the backhoe?” - Kathleen
“Lee could not stand the nickname “Round Head” his parents gave him that.” - Sandra
“My Dad always joked about how big my belly was getting.” “He said, “your belly is going to be bigger than mine. We need to slow down on eating.” - Clint
One day, Lewis B and Dad were outside and they thought they had Kerosine in the container… 5 seconds later they figured out it was gasoline and Lee was on fire. He was just running around and rolling on the ground. He got back up and got medical treatment and tried to work the next day. He was not your average man he was the real Ironman.” - Family
“Dad used to always joke with me about being so tall. I wouldn’t walk fast, you know I glide. So, when I got back with the tools he said, “Man the will moon be out soon.” “How did God make you tall with long legs and you still move so slow? ” -Cliff
“Dad has scared so many of my boyfriends away. Everyone knew don’t even think about dating the Parker Girl because her Dad don’t play.” - Cathy
“Cliff had just put some kind of silicone/ rubber glue around the door jam as weather stripping. And in the midst of him putting it pops came over and was like " What the heck do you think you’re doing?” He was laughing so hard, he told Cliff he was gonna get us stuck in the house. - Sabrina
“The story I can remember is whenever we came to visit and stay, Uncle Lee would say, “Hold out your hand.” He would give us money for the holidays and birthdays he may have missed. He would give it out like he was giving us candy. He would say, “Don't go spending it all now.” Even when we got older and we would see him we had laughed and said, “ Uncle Lee my hand is out, now where is the money?” That was just two years ago when I had asked last. - Aleshia
“He used to pick me up and let me climb through the window of his truck and if my mama said I couldn’t have sweets he bought it for me anyways and he was always there no matter what.” - Alex
“I remember TJ and I was working with him and we were in the truck and a turkey was in front of the truck and he started to drive faster and the turkey started running and pooping at the same time.￼￼”- Isiah
“Grandpa said to us when we were younger that Akira was going to marry a Caucasian man and that I was going to marry a African American man and today we are dating as he said back then.”- Zarrelle
When I pulled up in the yard and Papa walked up to my car and was like who are you and what are you doing here? … Uhm, I’m Akira…” - Akira
“When he let Mymy cut the grass lol and he said “ uh uh can’t be cuttin grass like that nie” not now* but nie ￼” - Nykila
“My special moment was when he tried to sneak up on Cathy and I trying to scare us. He laughed harder at himself than we did. He kept saying, did I scare you?” - Yvonne
“The night Alexis, Alyssa and I put nail polish and lipstick on him and he woke up mad and told nana.“ - Raniya, Alexis, Alyssa
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. There will be no repast.
in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:" I Rock My Stars, Inc." P.O. Box 413, Crewe, VA 23930
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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