The Meridian Star
Charles Edward Parker, also known as “Charlie” or “Chief Parker” passed on to his next life on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Poplar Springs Nursing Home in Meridian.
Graveside services will be held today, Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m. at Dublin Baptist Church Cemetery in Prentiss. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Stringer, Charles lived the majority of his adult life in Biloxi, working as a contractor. Charles served as the “Chief” of the Biloxi Auxiliary Police for approximately 20 years and also served as Constable of Beat 5 Harrison County. He served his country in the US Army and retired from the Army National Guard. His enjoyment came from his family, hunting and fishing and his gardening of which he was a master.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Cree Parker; his parents, Alvis and Earlene Parker and his brothers, James Howard, Clifton Parker and Spurgeon Parker.
Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Harris (Lee) of Meridian; his grandchildren, Parker Harris (Laura) of Brandon, and Robert “Bo” Harris (Deanna) of Clayton, N.C.; his great grandchildren, Hunter and Mary Harris and Hannah Wilson, all of Clayton, and Lofton Harris of Brandon; his sister, Christine Elrod (Colby) of Sunset, Texas; and his brother, Mack Parker (Becky) of Stringer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, 901 East Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004.
Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.