Bynum Parker, age 89, of Ellenboro, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016.
Born January 23, 1927 in Cleveland County, he was a son to the late Charlie Albert Parker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during World War II. Bynum worked in the textile industry most of his life and was a Baptist. He enjoyed working on cars, motorcycles and mowers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Coleen Parker and a grandson, Darrell Moore.
Survivors include three sons, Albert Lee Parker and wife, Darlene of Ellenboro, James Maynard Parker of Mooresboro and Ralph William Parker of Ellenboro; one sister, Lillian Gregg of Lake Norman, NC. He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted at the Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lattimore with Reverend Lanny J. Funchess officiating. Military honors were rendered by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.