March 16, 1936 - Oct. 16, 2021
Loyd Vernon Parker, 85, of Greensboro, GA, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at his residence.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mark Jones and Rev. Robert Robinson officiating. Interment with Masonic Rites followed in the Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, Georgia 30642. Serving as pallbearers were Patrick Robert Parker, Dylan Richard Lederer, James Daniel Parker, Hal Akins, Jonathan Akins, and Mike Simpson. Members of Hamp’s Sunday School Class and the San Marino Lodge also served as honorary pallbearers.
A native of Greensboro, he was born March 16, 1936, the youngest of twelve children of the late James Elisha Parker and Almedia Hubbard Parker. In 1954 Loyd graduated from Greensboro High School where he was the Salutatorian. During his high school career, he was a member of the Beta Club, was the district mile champion in track and played varsity football. On September 7, 1956, he married the former Diane Gillen in Camden County. He served his country in the United States Army receiving an honorable discharge in 1961. He served with the 101st and 11th Airborne Divisions.
For a number of years, he worked for Irby Thompson as a watchmaker. Vernon was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro and Hamp’s Bible Class. He was also a devoted member of the San Marino Lodge No. 34, F & AM in Greensboro, GA where he served as Past Master. He was preceded in death by his son Wade Parker; grandson, Jeremy Michael Simpson and all of his siblings: Dessa Burt, Steed Parker, Vertrie Webb, James Parker, Carl Parker, Dora Garner, Cleveland Parker, Bobby Parker, Gene Parker, Frances Ussery and Celeste Johnson.
In addition to his wife of sixty-five years, Diane Parker of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two sons, Patrick Parker of Cordele, GA and Paul Parker of Greensboro, GA; daughter, Teresa Diane Parker Simpson of Greensboro, GA; grandchildren: Patrick Robert Parker, Casie Tran Darley, Kansas Tran Brake, Tiffany Bridges, Chaney Sagle, Wendy Diane Simpson, Melissa Jean Gray, Anna Nichole Salster, Dylan Richard Lederer, Desi’Rae Nichole Lederer, and James Daniel Parker.
In lieu of flowers the family request any memorials are made to the First Baptist Church, 203 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642, or the San Marino Lodge No. 34, P. O. Box 357, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.