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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
George Parker

George Issac "Uncle" Parker Jr.

Sunday, July 25th, 1965 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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George Issac Parker, Jr., longtime educator and Principal of Nandua High School, departed this life on June 18, 2020 after an unexpected battle with brain cancer. He was born on July 25, 1965 to George and Catherine Parker in Melfa, Virginia.

George, affectionately known to family and friends as “Little George” or “Uncle,” received his education in the Accomack County Public Schools, where he would later play a large role in the education of several young people in our county. He later went on to earn his undergraduate degree in Biology from Virginia State University. Upon graduation, he returned home to care for his parents, who were battling cancer. George continued to pursue his education at Salisbury State University. There he obtained a Master of Education/Education of Administration (PreK-12). He was currently working on obtaining his medical license to become a Physician’s Assistant.

Mr. Parker, as he was known by his colleagues and students, was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He enjoyed serving his community and respected and loved the bond he had with his fraternity brothers. George was also a third-degree black belt in martial arts. It brought him great joy teaching this art to many. Another favorite pastime was working out at the YMCA, in fact, George earned “Celebrity Status” there, which followed him to Nandua High School. The students loved it and questioned his physical accomplishments he bragged about.

Mr. Parker was a mentor to many. He believed every kid had the potential to achieve his or her dreams, whether they believed in themselves or not. No matter how hard the goal, whether it was a physical activity or academics, he encouraged them to do their best. He wanted students to always strive for more than they thought they were capable of doing.

George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Catherine Parker; and sisters, Karen Sample and Amy Collins.

He is survived by his loving brothers and sisters, Sheron (Art) Payne of Woodbridge, VA, Kerby Parker of Mitchellville, MD, Kathy (Alfonzo) Custis of Melfa, VA, Matilda (Adolph) Wade of Bowie, MD, Janis (Ralph) Harmon of Nelsonia, VA, and Eric (Sharon) Parker of Kenosha, WI; brother-in-law, Darrell Sample; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 1:00pm
    Nandua High School
    26350 Lankford Hwy.
    ONLEY, VA 23301
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    Rev. Milton P. Bunting
  • Interment

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 1:00pm
    Snead's Memorial United Methodist Church
    33016 Seaside Rd.
    KELLER, VA 23401
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Jennifer McNeil

Posted at 10:55am
My sincere condolences to the family.
I met "Mr. Principal"-- is what I used to call him-- at the YMCA only later to learn by a district teacher's meeting that he was a principal in our district. Touche. However, he was truly motivational. His inspiration and advice helped me to stay on track on my weight loss journey of 60lbs. To this day, he has left an indelible mark on me concerning exercise and career ambition. He left this world too soon but he left many of us in a better place because he crossed our paths. The Eastern Shore will never feel the same again.

Christine Darby

Posted at 01:02pm
My condolences to Mr. Parker's family. I will never be able to believe Mr Parker is gone. He left us too soon. I had the privilege to work at Nandua High Sch when he was Assistant Principal. He was always very respectful and supportive. His presence at the YMCA was always known; as he helped so many young folks to pay attention to dieting and exercise. The legacy that he leaves his beloved Eastern Shore will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. RIP Mr. Parker.

Denise Hurst

Posted at 12:55pm
I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. The y will not be the same. I would always see him there. I also went to school with him, I guess thru junior high, as it was called back then, at Mary N. Smith. However, during high school he was a bulldog and I was a blue devil. He was such a kind man and such a wonderful role model for the youth. I enjoyed seeing him at the y with many male students working out. I even mentioned it to him one time there, how great it was that He was trying to guide them in the right direction. He will be missed! His family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Sam Bagwell

Posted at 10:48am
Please accept the Bagwell's deepest condolences for your family's loss. We are honored and blessed to have known Little George. I remember our days of playing basketball in their family yard. He was a true blessing in our lives and we will miss him. We offer you our thoughts and prayers. Sam & Denise Bagwell

Glynis Bailey Savage

Posted at 04:43pm
Although we were neighbors, I saw George most often out in public. Every time I saw him he was always the same. He usually greeted me with a smile, and I would ALWAYS witness him greeting youth with encouragement. It was obvious that he truly had their best interest at heart.
George always had kind words-much like in our high school years. To know George, was to know a caring, kind soul. I will certainly miss him. Family, be strong and be comforted by God's love, peace, and strength in this difficult time.
Sincerely, Glynis Bailey Savage

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