Donald Eric Parker - RIP

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Donald Eric Parker

September 15, 1970 - September 23, 2015

Donald Eric Parker, 45, of Delway, NC, beloved son, husband, daddy, brother and friend has left this earth too soon. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Don went home to join his infant son, dad and brother in heaven.

Don was a shining light who cast a beacon of love, laughter and genuine kindness to all who crossed his path. He was quick to offer his smile, words of encouragement or the shirt from his back. First and foremost Don loved his Lord, his family and his country.

He was a faithful member of Clinton Community Church. Don was passionate about many things in life, the beach, surfing and fishing; however he was most passionate about helping needy young children he found in Haiti and Afghanistan. His Sandal Saint Ministry provided thousands of shoes and sandals to the people of Haiti as well as medical support teams.

Don served over 18 years in the NC National Guard and the US Army Reserve. He deployed to Germany, Kosovo and Afghanistan, serving as a Military Police Sergeant and as a Special Agent with the US Army Criminal Investigation Division. He served with honor, dignity and valor. Along with his passion for people Don had an incredible ability to leave a part of himself with everyone he met.

Don was born September 15, 1970 in Wilmington, the son of Clara Willetts Parker and the late Donald Lee Parker. Also remembered are his infant son, Christian Benson Parker and brother, Daniel Lee Parker, both who preceded Don in death. In addition to his mother Don is survived by his wife of 19 years, Robyn Benson Parker; son Donald Eric Parker II; daughter, Kara Grace Parker; sisters, Lisa Grant (Terry), Teresa Spivey (Jerry), and Cheryl Hendrix (Mark); brother, James Robbins (Tonya); and many nieces, nephews and extended family who adored Don.

Interment was in Haw Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery, 1433 Haw Bluff Church Road, Ivanhoe, NC with full military honors accorded by US Army Honor Guard.

Donations may be made to the Don Parker Haiti Memorial Fund, PO Box 765, Clinton, NC 28329.

Published by Wilmington Star-News from Sep. 24 to Sep. 27, 2015.

The above information includes details online here and here at the time of this posting.

Cemetery details are per the Veteran's gravesite locator here.

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