In Memory of



Obituary for Bob Parker

Robert D. Parker, 75, of Franklin, NC, the love of his wife Sylvia’s life, went to be with our Lord on March 7, 2023. He passed away at home surrounded by family and friends.

Bob was born in Lansing, Michigan, moved to Sarasota, FL., before his second birthday.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond C. and Catherine Louise Parker and his brother, Thomas Parker.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sylvia; daughter, Tammy; son, John; and four grandchildren; Domonic, Danieal, Skyanna, and Allison. He is also survived by his beloved dog, River.

Bob and Sylva moved to Franklin in 1979, where they have owned and operated Mr. Bob’s Carpet Outlet. In addition to loving his business and his community, he loved bowling. Most of all he loved his classic muscle cars, attending car shows with his car buddies and listening to 50’s and 60’s music, especially Johnny River.

A celebration of life will be held March 18, 2023, at 2pm in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1-2 pm, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Appalachian Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.