October 27, 2022, 67, Goldsboro –
Richard Worth Parker, 67, was received into the presence of his Lord in the late evening hours of Thursday, October 27, 2022. Richard was born in Wayne County to the late Worth and Ida Frances Britt Parker on October 21, 1955. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Alfred D. and Mildred Gurley Lane.
Richard owned and operated Richard’s Auto Service on Hwy. 111 South for many years. He was a true man’s man. Richard was a skilled handyman and do-it-yourselfer. He enjoyed being outdoors no matter the season. He relished the opportunity to go wet a fishing line. In his downtime, Richard enjoyed a good antique find or riding his motorcycle.
As a child growing up in the Grantham Community, Richard was a member of Falling Creek Baptist Church. After his marriage to Susan, they began attending St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Richard faithfully served his Lord through the various ministries of the church.
Richard will always be remembered as a family man. Nothing would please him more than to spend time with his family. Richard was a gentle soul that could get along with anyone that he met. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home. A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. The interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.
Richard is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan Lane Parker; daughter, Ashley P. Walker and husband, Chris; granddaughters, Riley Elizabeth Walker and Mackenzie Belle Walker; brother, Tommy Parker, and wife, Louise; sisters, Barbara Williams and husband, Mike and Judy Foss and husband, Chester; and a niece, Jessica Williams.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.