Floyd "Shang" Kenner Parker, 88, of Union, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
He was born at Sarton, West Virginia, March 4, 1929 a son of the late Earl Edward and Pauline Marymoore Pence Parker.
Mr. Parker was a retired Monroe County School Bus Operator, a timberman and farmer, a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church at Sarton and he had a passion for his 1957 Chevy's that he entered in parades and won many trophies. He also had a passion for scrapbooking and bird watching.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Donna Jean Payne Parker on October 24, 2011; a son-in-law, Marvin Reynolds and a brother, Alfred Edward Parker.
He is survived by 4 daughters, Brenda Reynolds, Ruth Fullen, Jennifer Walker and husband, Jeff and Sheila Parker all of Union; a son, Kyle Parker and wife, Linda of Union; 3 grandchildren, Teressa Morosine and husband, Michael of Roanoke, Va., Travis Reynolds of Union, Kayla Counts and husband, Jeremy of Caldwell and one great grandson due in February 2018; 2 brothers, Glenn Parker and wife, Sandra of Stuarts Draft, Va., Charles Parker and wife, Ann of Sinks Grove; 3 sisters, Doris Dent of Levittown, Pa., Lula Ellen Short and husband, Bill of Boonesmill, Va. and Harriett Kirby of Union.
Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with Pastor Ian Gilpatric officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Alexander Church Cemetery at Sarton.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 - 8 pm. Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the Parker Family may do so by visiting www. grovesfuneralhome.com
Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 7, 2017