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Carl “Shiloh” Parker, 83, of Hayesville died Wednesday, August 7, 2013. He was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was of the Christian faith. His hobbies included fly fishing and coon hunting. Shiloh loved the mountains and knew a lot about the history of the mountains of Clay County and the surrounding area.


He was the son of the late Bryson and Naomi Spivey Parker. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Anderson; and two brothers, George and Harley Parker.


Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Patterson Parker; a daughter, Wanda Cook and husband, Donnie of Hayesville; two sons, Harold Parker and wife, Evelyn of Hayesville and Cline Parker of Hiawassee, GA; a brother, Robert Parker of Seattle, WA; and seven grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren


Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 10 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Rev. John Talley officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold, Dusty, and Adam Parker, Barry and Brandon Cook, and Rob Burch.


The family received friends from 5-8 Friday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville.


The family requests memorials be made in memory of Carl “Shiloh” Parker to the Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles R. Parker, 769 Muskrat Creek Road, Hayesville, NC 28904.


Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements. 

#4 Lori Sells Soles 2013-08-21 18:49
Shiloh was my boyfriend and he taught me how to drive his bulldozer many years ago as my father said.. He was a great man with a lot of patience for many people, he will forever be in my thoughts and prayers, and one day We will meet again. Love and miss you. Lori Sells
#3 Richard Furie Soles 2013-08-15 17:37
It was 15 yrs ago when I first met Shiloh, he used his experience to clear our mtn property for our new home, My oldest daughter Lori was here when Shiloh started bulldozing the trees away, and when He was done, He took his new "girlfriend" Along on the dozer so He could show her how to run it, and she will always keep that event in her memory of Shiloh. When I would come visit Shiloh, he always asked,"How's my girlfriend " ? I'd always say she's fine...He kept a special photo on top of the fireplace with Him and My daughter Lori sitting on that Dozer... Shiloh, God must be in need of a GOOD dozer operator...Well God got the BEST in my mind. Prayers to the Parker family...Shiloh will surely be missed ,but not forgotten...
#2 Willette Tanner 2013-08-13 10:38
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Carl will be greatly missed!
#1 Terry & Patricia Ozb 2013-08-09 11:25
Mr. Carl and Mrs. Jennette,
Want to say I am sorry for "our" lost. Although I have only known you all for a short time, I really enjoyed the visits when I stopped by from time to time. The first time I met Mr. Carl, he got in my truck and he, along with my wife Patricia and my Mom, rode all over the country in those beautiful hills! He enjoyed that day as we did too, telling us all about his rich heritage. Mr. Carl, we will miss seeing you sitting on your porch but your memory will last forever. Terry and Patricia Ozburn 560 Bob Penland Rd Hayesville NC 28904
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