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Oscar L. “Jack” Parker, Jr.

September 11, 2023


Oscar Lewin Parker, Jr., affectionately known as ‘Jack’ and ‘Pemi’, was born on October 13, 1948 in Warsaw, VA, to Oscar L. Parker, Sr., and Evelyn Gaynelle Taylor Parker.

On Monday, September 11, 2023, Oscar peacefully transitioned into eternal rest at his home.  He was preceded in death by his loving parents.

Oscar was baptized at an early age and became a lifelong member of Second Baptist Church in Warsaw, VA.  He received his early education in the public schools of Richmond County. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army where he was honorably discharged.  During his tenure in the Army, he received extensive training as a diesel mechanic, which afforded him various employment opportunities to include M.A.C. Trucking, Inc., Potomac Supply, and Transport Unlimited, LLC (Ricky Haynie). He also helped family and friends throughout the surrounding communities with their auto mechanical needs.

Oscar was gifted in singing and dancing.  During his high school years, he played in a rock ‘n’ roll band called The Velvets.  He sang and danced his way out of capes and robes, doing the split and impersonating the late great James Brown.

Oscar’s passion for music led him to join several gospel singing groups, including The Faithful Few, The Sons of Faith, The Gospel Determineers, and The New Singing Disciples.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a daughter, Ortese Parker of White Plains, MD; two sons, Dwayne Parker of Caroline County, VA, and Demetrius Parker of Warsaw, VA; two sisters, Rosalyn Gray (Winfield) of Warsaw, VA and Tonya Parker (Anim) of Odenton, MD; three brothers, Geoffrey Parker (Carolyn) of Richmond, VA, Michael Parker (Mona) of Chesapeake, VA, and Terry Parker (Angie) of Pikesville, MD; aunts, Helen Juanita Wells of Baltimore, MD and Yvonne Ann Taylor of Fayetteville, N.C.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins (by the dozens); special friend Janet Thompson; devoted friends Todd Lucas, James ‘Curlie’ Robinson, Henry Barber, James ‘Ricky’ Clark, Herbert Barber, Jr., Monica Veney and Mary Robinson.

Sign off to our dear father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend ~ “It’s Your Time.”


Oscar L. “Jack” Parker, Jr.,  departed this life on Monday, September 11. 
Services of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 12 Noon in the auditorium of the Westmoreland High School, 16762 Kings, Highway, Montross, Virginia.

Interment will follow in the Second Baptist Church Cemetery, 34 Second Baptist Church Road, Warsaw, Virginia.
Remains may be viewed from 10AM until service time on Saturday, September 23 at Westmoreland High School.
Services will be live streamed via facebook live @weldonfisher by B&B Media LLC (Mark Bunns)

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September 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Westmoreland High School
16762 Kings Highway
Montross, VA 22520

Service of Remembrance
September 23, 2023

12:00 PM
Westmoreland High School
16762 Kings Highway
Montross, VA 22520

Interment following funeral service
September 23, 2023

Second Baptist Church
34 Second Baptist Church Road
Warsaw, VA 22572


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