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Julian Harold Parker, Jr.

2021-04-25

Julian Harold Parker, Jr., 84, of Yulee, FL, passed peacefully into life with his precious Savior, April 25, 2021.

Harold was born April 22, 1937 to the late Harold Parker, Sr., and his wife Myrtle Lee (Shaw), in a section Forman’s house in Luray, S.C.

After moving to Yulee, at the age of 9, he and his family were baptized in Lumber Creek and he became a member of the Methodist faith. He is a current faithful member of Ephesus Baptist Church at Kings Ferry, FL. After his Yulee School education, he joined the United States Army and served in Korea. Upon safely returning to Yulee, he married the beautiful Louise Graves, built his home in Crandall Pasture and fathered 4 children, J. Harold, III (Ann), Gordon (Donna), Julie Parker Mainor (Gerald) and Lee Parker Lewis (Mike).

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Louise, one sweet granddaughter, Dorothy Louise, his brother, Walter Parker and a sister, Betty Shaw McKendree. He leaves to mourn his passing his children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

He never passed on any way to help his neighbors, hard work, any deal on a firearm or old car, hunting season, dancing with pretty women, riding the rails, trails, roads and rivers, a shiny new red truck, loving his family or serving his country. He counted himself blessed that he loved his profession of 30 plus years on the Railroad, ending with 15 Years as an Amtrak engineer. He began recovery in 1980, which also began his ministry. He helped a countless number of souls and was able expose more than a few to the love of Jesus Christ.

Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021 int the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Pastor Marvin Lee of Ephesus Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. He will be laid to rest as part of a family service at Hughes Cemetery. The family asks all to observe safe distancing.

Those desiring, please make donations in his memory to Ephesus Baptist Church Building Fund, 48143 Ephesus Rd, Hilliard, FL 32046.