Walter “Scroogie” Franklin Parker Jr. of Oxford, North Carolina, husband of the late Judy Jackson Parker, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at the age of 75.

He was born in Mecklenburg County on April 26, 1945, the son of the late Walter Franklin Parker Sr. and Emma Sue Wiles Parker. Scroogie was a retired heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He was an avid racing enthusiast who spent many weekends at racetracks all along the east coast. Scroogie gave a helping hand and shared an abundance of knowledge to many local racers throughout the years.

He is survived by his children, Katherine Clayton, of Timberlake, North Carolina, Sarah Parker of Oxford and Roger Lee Parker of Henderson, North Carolina; sister Annie Irene Cash; brother Donald Parker; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, his brother, Danny Parker; and his grandson, James Walter “Jw” Wrenn, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford.

The family invites all friends and family members to pay their respects during business hours at Watkins Cooper Lyon prior to the graveside service.

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Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.