September 25, 1945 - December 10, 2016
Peabody- George Wayne Parker, 71, of Peabody, passed away in Lahey Clinic Burlington, Saturday, December 10, 2016. He was the husband of Margaret "Peggy" Parker of Peabody.
Born in Wetumpka, Alabama, the son of the late Cecil and Rosie Lee (Autrey) Parker. After High School, George joined the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and served his country for six years before being honorably discharged as sergeant. George worked for over 30 years for UPS as a driver and worker.
Growing up in Alabama, his country roots were an important part of his life. He enjoyed listening to his country music, telling stories of growing up in the “outskirts”, fishing, football and just about anything that had to do with the deep south! ROLL TIDE!
Peggy was the love of his life and they had plans to travel the country after her retirement this upcoming winter. He always made sure to have her coffee ready and her glasses in her bag before she went off to work in the morning. He watched her drive away each day and told her to be careful and that he loved her even though she only worked a very short distance from home.
His biggest joy was spending time with, and caring for, each of his grandchildren whom he adored. His girls and their children were everything to him and there wasn’t anything you needed that Dad, or Pampa to the grandkids, couldn’t deliver. Bikes, tires, brakes, windshield wipers, oil changes, computers, donuts, always and forever will remind us of the best man on the planet … now in heaven … our guardian angel.
Surviving George, along with his wife Peggy (Collins) Parker of Peabody, are his daughters, Mary Vinagro and her husband Kevin of Peabody, Katie Krajeski and her husband Ray of Salem, and Chrissy Burns and her husband Michael of Salem; his grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, and Caitlin Vinagro, Kayleigh, Andrew, and Jacob Krajeski, and Eloise Burns; his brother, William Parker of Alabama; and his sister, Margaret Ann Stroud of Alabama. George is predeceased by three brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Thursday from 6-8pm in the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St. Salem, MA 01970. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.BerubeFuneralHome.com.