Michael (Mike) Edwin Parker

Michael (Mike) Edwin Parker

June 7, 2022, 70, Sanford –

Michael (Mike) Edwin Parker, 70, of Sanford, North Carolina, passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter Paige Parker Davis and family by his side at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford on June 7, 2022, after a sudden illness.

Mike was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 10, 1952, to Cecile and Benjamin (Ben) Parker.  He was married to Laurel J. Parker.  He graduated from Southern Wayne High School and later attended Alamance Community College where he graduated with a computer science degree.  He was a US Navy veteran and worked for several computer programming companies and lastly for the US Postal Service.  Mike was currently retired.

He is survived by his wife, Laurel Parker; his mother, Cecile Todd Parker; two daughters, Jennifer Parker Coulombe and husband Richard and Paige Parker Davis and husband Dustin; two brothers, Todd Parker and wife, Karin, Jeff Parker and wife, Patty; one sister, Patricia Parker Spurgeon and husband, Jay.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Faethe Davis, Olivia Davis, Nicholas Coulombe, Andrew Coulombe, and Christopher Coulombe.  He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Parker.

Mike had a great sense of humor and enjoyed interacting with friends and family.  He had a lifelong interest in computers and electronics and also enjoyed fishing, gardening, golfing, dancing and keeping up with current events.  In recent years he enjoyed his afternoon golf cart rides around the neighborhood with Laurel.  He will be greatly missed by both friends and family.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church in Sanford, NC.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Local information provided by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory.