Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Earnest Parden, Jr

Earnest Parden, Jr. died peacefully surrounded by his family on July 4,2020. He was born to Elmous Hopson Parden and Margaret Bass Barnes on August 20, 1930. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Callie Mae Parden, son, Danny Elmous Parden, and sister, Roszilla Scott.

He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Ann Foust, son in law, Bob Foust of Midland, grandson, Jeremy Lee Clark and wife Andy of Monroe, granddaughter, Shannon Nicole Fisher and husband Shawn of Salisbury, grandson, Stephen Cole Parden of Calhoun, Louisiana, and three great grandchildren, Zachary Lee Clark, Robert Tyler Clark, and Henry Colt Fisher.

Mr. Parden will be remembered as someone who loved his children and grandchildren, being outdoors, working in his garden, fishing, telling stories of his service to his country in the Army, and his life growing up in Louisiana. He retired from Atrium Health Union in 2006 as a Security Officer.

After a private memorial service, he will be returned to his home in Louisiana to be together with his wife, Callie, who enjoyed their lives together for 60 years.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Parden family.


  • Linda Griffin Posted July 7, 2020 12:44 pm

    Maggie, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Earnest. I wish you had called me Saturday when he passed away! I will miss him! I have called him several times but didn’t get an answer but left a message a couple of times. He never returned my calls. So I figured he didn’t know how to retrieve his message the messages. I loved him a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love you!

  • Robert Foust Posted July 7, 2020 1:22 pm

    Enjoyed him immensly in the short time I got to share with him. Always a smile and a good word. I felt honored to be called not only his son in law but also his FRIEND !Gods speed my friend , you will be missed.

  • The Wilbergs Posted July 7, 2020 1:30 pm

    Sorry to hear it Maggie and Bob. He was one heck of a man even at 90 years old he must have really been a force in his prime. Love and prayers to you and for your dad.

  • Barbara Harrell Posted July 7, 2020 3:42 pm

    Heaven gained a very sweet angel. I am sure he was greeted by Aunt Callie Mae with smiles and a hug. I’m sure by now him and Daddy have found each other and fish tales are going strong. Cherish all your wonderful memories of your sweet daddy and may your heart always be full of same. Love you Margaret Ann and praying for all of you during this time for God’s peace and comfort Barb

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