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John Avery Parker Jr.


December 9, 2019

John Avery Parker Jr., 73, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 4, 2019.

He was the son of the late John A. Parker Sr. and Betty Childress Parker.

He had a big heart and many friends. He was lovingly known as “Uncle John” by many.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Marie Upchurch Parker; one brother, David A. Parker and wife, Nichola, of Wichita Falls, Texas; and several stepchildren.

Memorial services will be private.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations, 181 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard, is caring for the family.


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