James Alfred Parker, 75, of Star, passed away on July 7, 2022 at his residence.
He was born on February 25, 1947 to James Adam Parker and Molly Georgie Cagle in Montgomery County, NC. James had a career in law enforcement having worked for the Star Police Department from March of 1978 to May of 1999. He was the Police Commissioner of Star beginning in December of 2003 until the end of 2011. He also worked for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and for the Department of Corrections.
James is survived by his fiance', Mary Frances Poole Parsons; son, Matthew James Parker of Raeford; two sisters, Polly Ruth Dennis of Troy, NC, Shirley McNeill of Belton, SC; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and special grandchildren, Brianna and Kassie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; foster parents, Thurston & Katherine Lassiter; sisters, Cora Lee Gibson and Opal Greene.
Visitation with family will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pugh Troy Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Troy, NC 27371. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Pugh Troy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jimmy Shirlen and the Rev. Hubert McLeod officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Biscoe Cemetery.
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Pugh Troy Funeral Home is serving the family of James Parker.