MR. WLLIAM H. PARKER, {85} was born on June 24, 1933 to the late Sam Boss and Hattie E. Parker in Conway, SC. Affectionately known as “Buddy”, was a dedicated husband and affectionate father. Buddy was a brother to Eloise, Jannie Mae {Isiah}, Sampson, Mary {Ronald}, Eugene {Barbara}, and Stella {Edwin)}. He departed this earthly life Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Buddy attended Whittemore School for a short period in his life and he skillfully applied his limited education to gain employment as a teenager to provide for his young wife and family and to later establish a successful trucking business “Parker & Son”. He provided for his immediate family, but also his welcomed the addition of his grandchildren into his home and both he and his wife raised these second-generation children to become responsible and productive adults.

Buddy united in holy matrimony to Bertha Stanley-Parker in June 1951 and they were blessed with five children, Ulave, Willia Mae, Frances Lee, Barleen, and William Jr. {Janice}. Buddy loved his family and opened his generous heart and home to welcome the love of his grandchildren, who were raised and nurtured as his own. Buddy loved his wife and dedicated himself to providing for his family. He attended Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and also remained spiritually connected to the church through his wife, family and others. Buddy’s sense of humor was infectious and to say he was a prankster is an understatement. He loved to sarcastically tease and joke with his grand-children about his motorcycle and his ability to ride his motorcycle better, faster, and more skillfully than any of them or anyone else. He shared many of life’s lessons with his “boys” with teaching them the value of gainful employment, self-sufficiency, and the love of the Lord. His “girls” were his queens who experienced the strength of his protection, his deep and unselfish love and the caring discipline of a father who taught his children, grandchildren that anything you wanted in life you must work for it. He will be remembered for the lesson’s he taught us on how to stand on your own two feet.

Buddy leaves behind to cherish many, many fond and joyful memories his wife, Bertha{Muh}, Ulave, Willia Mae, Frances, Barleen and William Jr {Janice}. From this union an additional nineteen {19} grandchildren, thirty-eight {38} great-grandchildren, and fourteen {14} great- great- grandchildren are added. This includes sister-in-laws {Gertrude, Geneva, Mary Barbara G & Barbara P} and a host of aunts, uncles’ nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Buddy was a dedicated provider for his family, and he would sacrifice his well-being to grant the wishes of his children and particularly his grandchildren and most recently his great grandchildren with the hearts of their desire. This would sometimes include cars, motorcycles, bicycles, food, basically anything to make them happy and to show his endless love for them. His expression of love was not always verbally expressive and most often shown through his action and deeds.

Buddy is preceded in death by his parents, {Sam, and Hattie}, grandchildren {Tarence, William, Bobby}. He leaves a legacy of happy memories that will forever be cherished by a multitude of special friends, family, community friends and associates. Buddy was always enjoying life, playing billiards, a neighborhood card game, motorcycles, and conjuring up the next delicious meal to cook or garden to plant. He gave his heart of sixty-eight {68} years to his wife and his love to his children. We will forever hold him close in our hearts and will cherish the “endearing” nicknames he so affectionally pinned on many of us….and well …. you know what they are and who you are.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, April 22, 2019 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel. 


7 Responses to MR. WILLIAM H. PARKER

  • My father taught me everything I needed to know about cars especially when I was to take my vehicle to a mechanic because he said, “SON THEY WILL SEE YOU COMING”! Life, and quite a few other things in my underage life that I needed to know. Just know that my father raised and cared for several generations of his grandchildren. William Henry ( Buddy ) Parker Sr. we love and will truly miss you Dad, Father, Pop-Pop, granddaddy. Your loving Oldest granddaughter Antoinette.

  • God bless all of the Parker Fami

  • Dearest Parker Family,

    Please know that you are in our prayers and in our hearts during this time. May your hearts be comforted and your souls wrapped in God’s warm embrace as you remember the life of your loved one and celebrate his transition to everlasting peace.

  • To the family of William Parker. My family sends our prayers to you as we mourn the home going of Buddy. He will truly be missed, but will continually remain in our hearts.
    With Love,
    Isreal & Mina Parker and family

  • To the family of Mr. William H Parker ” Buddy ” you have my sincere condolences along with my prayers. May the family remain strong with the Most High God, RIP Buddy you will be greatly missed. Willie J Crawford 803-206-9233.

  • To the family of Mr. William H. Parker ” Buddy ” you have my sincere condolences along with an extra prayer with love and kindness. Buddy will be greatly missed.RIP Willie J Crawford ” W J.”

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