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.