Charles Jeffrey “Jeff” Parker

Published 11:44 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Charles Jeffrey “Jeff” Parker

July 17, 2017

Charles Jeffrey “Jeff” Parker, 55, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Monday, July 17, 2017.

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The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Johnny Roberts, Rev. Lindsey Gay and Mr. Jay Page officiating.

Stevie Culverson, James Harrell, Ted Fitzgerald, Paul Maxwell, Jay Page, Gary Childs, Brian Hayes and Gary Wooten will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Decatur County 4-H, 101-B Ag Lane, Bainbridge, GA 39817 or Heath and Brannon Parker Scholarship Fund, C/O Bank of the Ozarks, P. O. Box 8090, Bainbridge, GA 39818.

Charles Jeffrey Parker was born September 16, 1961, in Dothan, AL, the son of Billy Charles Parker and Barbara Ross Parker. Jeff was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1979. He married the love of his life, Denise Willis, in 1995, and they made their home in Bainbridge. Jeff worked as Sales Manager for Flowers Baking Company.

Jeff was an “all in” kind of guy. He started from the ground floor with Flowers Baking Company and shared the same pride as his father being known as “the bread man”. He instilled a strong work ethic in his boys and always pushed them to do their best. Jeff loved a show pig and enjoyed every aspect of showing, especially the time spent with his family and friends at the barn. He knew how to have a good time wherever he was as his friends can testify. Jeff considered Heath and Brannon his jackpot prizes.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Willis Parker; his sons, Heath Willis Parker and Brannon Jeffrey Parker; his parents, Barbara and Billy Charles Parker; and his siblings, Jana Parker Stewart and her husband, Tim, of Newnan, Ga. and Jay Parker and his wife, Melissa of Bainbridge.