Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Joe Dalton Parker, Jr.

Joe Dalton Parker Jr., 45 of Richfield, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. A Funeral service for Mr. Parker will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel officiated by Rev. Jeremy Blake. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Joe was born March 20, 1972 in Stanly County to Joe Dalton Parker Sr. of Richfield and Linda Jenkins Fesperman of Albemarle. Mr. Parker was a graduate of North Stanly High School and worked as a maintenance engineer for 18 years with Michelin Tire of Norwood. Joe loved his family dearly, was an avid deer hunter, enjoyed cooking, and coached his children’s teams through North Stanly sports. He also was an Eagle Scout and a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Mr. Parker is survived by his wife Kimberly Johnson Parker of the home; sons Austin Kiner Parker and Jacob Reed Parker of Albemarle; daughter Callie Ruth Parker of Albemarle; parents Joe Dalton Parker Sr. of Richfield and Linda and Ed Fesperman of Albemarle; step son Nicholas Todd Donaldson of the home; step daughters Jessica Elizabeth Donaldson and Ashlea Grace Donaldson of the home; brother Jason Donald Fair Parker (Tiffiny) of Oakboro; grandfather Donald R. Jenkins of Albemarle; step brother Steven Fesperman of Denver, NC; step sisters Tanya Loftin of Charlotte, NC, and Sabrina Keidel of Concord, NC; niece Allison Parker; nephew Dalton Parker; step nieces Kimberly Chandler and Kristen Elizarraras; step nephews Devin Fesperman and Christopher Stancil.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made the College Fund for Austin, Jacob and Callie Parker C/O Linda Fesperman, State Employee’s Credit Union, PO Box 1849, Albemarle, NC, 28002 or to the National Wild Turkey Federation “Handicap Hunt” P.O. Box 456, Richfield, NC 28137.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Parker family.


  • Britt Palmer Posted September 24, 2017 5:02 pm

    sorry to hear about yall’s lose.

  • Bethany Barbee Posted September 24, 2017 5:14 pm

    Friend of Austin— prayers for a beautiful family. god bless.

  • Paige Mullinix Johnson Posted September 24, 2017 5:47 pm

    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Praying for all family and friends.

  • Gary Dick Posted September 24, 2017 5:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss, praying for peace and comfort in the coming days.

    • Linda Fesperman Posted September 24, 2017 10:23 pm

      Gary, your words and love for us, mean more than you know. Ed and I love you. Please pray for us. It has hit both of us very hard….

  • Dwayne/Tonia Icenhour Posted September 24, 2017 6:03 pm

    Prayers to all!

  • Deborah broadaway Posted September 24, 2017 7:26 pm

    My thoughts and prayers will be with each of you

  • Pat Kelley Posted September 24, 2017 7:31 pm

    Sorry to hear this-knew Joe Sr & Linda years ago. Prayers for you.

    • Linda Fesperman Posted September 24, 2017 10:14 pm

      Thank You Pat for remembering us…

  • Gina Parker Winders Posted September 24, 2017 8:13 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Praying for Joe,Sr and Linda along with Kimberly and the children. May God hold you up during this difficult time.

  • Angie Hathcock Posted September 24, 2017 8:17 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Cathryn Harwood Posted September 24, 2017 8:23 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Linda, I will try to call you. Much love to the entire family.

    • Linda Fesperman Posted September 24, 2017 10:16 pm

      Thank you Catherine… This means a lot to me… Love you….

  • Tonya Woodall Posted September 24, 2017 8:31 pm

    Our family is very sorry to hear about Joe. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. God Bless, The Woodall Family

  • Alan and Gail Burris Posted September 24, 2017 8:47 pm

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time . May God comfort you.

    • Linda Fesperman Posted September 24, 2017 10:17 pm

      Thank you Gail…. love you Sis…..

  • Cathy Gordon Posted September 24, 2017 9:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arm around you and fell you with peace and comfort.

  • Belinda McIntyre Posted September 24, 2017 9:02 pm

    I pray God keep his loving arms around the family.Joe will be missed.

  • Christy & Brian NeCaise & Shana and Sydnee Posted September 24, 2017 9:15 pm

    Praying for y’all

  • Jane Edwards Crenshaw Posted September 24, 2017 9:19 pm

    I am in shock and disbelief over the loss of Jody! I remember him as a child and young man growing up! May God surround you with love and strength! I cannot imagine your sorrow!

    • Linda Fesperman Posted September 24, 2017 10:20 pm

      Thank you Jane…. We know this is Gods plan, but it does not lessen the hurt. Praying for Gods mercy, grace and Peace… It is so very hard…..

  • Debbi Troutman Keithley Posted September 24, 2017 9:38 pm

    Words can not express the loss that Jody’s family is feeling. My sympathy to his family for such a great loss. My love to Austin, Jacob and Callie to have to go through this. Jody taught me to like deer meat and I didn’t even know what I was eating until later. May his family find peace in the days to come.

  • Sabols Posted September 24, 2017 10:49 pm

    We are shocked to read about the loss of a dad, son, brother and friend. Our kids grew up playing ball together and Jody was always there to help out in any way he could. May God give you all comfort in this most difficult time. May he draw you real close, on your hardest of days. We are definitely in shock and sending our prayers and our love.
    The Sabol’s

  • Vickie Posted September 24, 2017 11:59 pm

    My family and I are so sorry for your loss. we are sending our prayers your way. My family and I have experienced losing a husband and father at a young age so we know what you are feeling. If we can help in any way, please contact us, any time day or night. God be with you during this time!

  • Marie Punches Posted September 25, 2017 8:34 am

    So sorry to hear.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Suzanne Fesperman Posted September 25, 2017 8:45 am

    i am so sorry to hear of Jody passing i know he will be miss. Words can not tell you how sorry i am but just keep you head up in time God will heal. love in christ Suzanne

  • Vicki Coggins Posted September 25, 2017 11:00 am

    Linda – I’m so sorry for your loss. I understand the pain and grief of losing a child and it is so hard to come to terms with the loss. The pain never goes away but it will become easier to bear in the weeks and months ahead. Prayers for your family.

  • W Jack Blankenship Sr Posted September 25, 2017 1:02 pm

    Joe and family I am so sorry for your loss.
    May God Bless you and your family.

  • Stella Schaefer Posted September 25, 2017 1:09 pm

    Kimberly…so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Shirley Williams Posted September 25, 2017 4:40 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! Prayers that God will give the family comfort and peace!

  • terry and beverly price Posted September 25, 2017 4:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss Joe god bless

  • DE HILLYER Posted September 25, 2017 6:22 pm

    Joe and family: I pray that you will be able to find your way and be at peace as you journey through these dark days. I care.

  • Carolyn Posted September 26, 2017 12:08 pm

    To the Parker Family I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you through this time. Jody was like a son to me for 12-13 years . He was a great father, son and husband. May God be with you at this time. Love you Carolyn

  • ANNETTE HOWELL Posted September 26, 2017 12:20 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss, Will be praying for the entire family, Praying for strength and peace.

  • Larry and Nancy Huneycutt Posted September 26, 2017 12:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for the entire family. May God hold your family close.

  • Sue Treece Eller Posted September 26, 2017 8:56 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Jody. Keeping everyone in my prayers. Stay strong and hold your memories close.

  • Carolyn Posted September 26, 2017 9:00 pm

    Linda and Ed I am so sorry for your loss.. Jody was a good person and he will be truly missed. Just trust in God and he will get you through this. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love Carolyn Smith

  • Sue Ramsey-Campbell Posted September 27, 2017 9:57 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Peace & prayers to all.

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