Charles Parker

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Charles Parker, 82, of Eureka Springs, died peacefully surrounded by family, on Thursday, Feb. 12 at his home. Charlie was born March 27, 1926 in Sparkman, the son of Hillard and Verda (Borland) Parker.

Charlie, a member of the Church of the Nazarene, was in management with Southwestern Bell and AT&T where he worked for 44 years. He served in the United States Navy during WW II.

His favorite hobbies included being an avid golfer and he loved to travel. He was a member of the AT&T Pioneers Club and The American Legion. His greatest joys in life were his wife, his children and grandchildren and his dog Mickey. His family will miss him very much. He left this world peacefully and is safe in God's arms.

On March 31, 1950, Charles married Martha Carver who survives him after 58 years of marriage. He is also survived by three sons, Charles R. Parker and wife Winona of Ventura, Calif., Gary A. Parker of Eureka Springs and Ronald N. Parker and wife Helen R. of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Ali A. Campbell of North Little Rock, Heather A. Galbraith of Bella Vista, Charles C. Parker of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Tara M. Smith of North Little Rock; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Parker and Kendall Parker; and three sisters, Hazel Parker Brakebill, Jean Parker Morgan and Beverly Parker Goodson.

Visitation was held on Feb. 15 at the Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Graveside services were held on Feb. 17 at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Joan. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Ste. 130, Little Rock, AR 7205-1409. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at