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Bobby Parker

Gaffney, SC – Robert “Bobby” Wayne Parker, 62, of 116 Rain Tree Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Cherokee Medical Center.

Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Lesley Parker of Gaffney and Evelyn Hall Sprouse of Gaffney and step-son of the late Lyman Sprouse. He was a graduate of Gaffney High School and was an avid Gaffney Indian fan. Mr. Parker was a retired supervisor from Hamrick Mills, after 26 years of service and a member of St. John Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, also surviving is a sister, Janice Blackwell of Pacolet; half-brother, David Sprouse; a sister-in-law, Louise Parker of Gaffney; four nephews, Edward Blackwell (Wanda), Timmy Blackwell (Nikki), Rickey Parker Jr. and Levi Sprouse; two nieces, Hailey Sprouse and Avery Sprouse; three great-nephews; and one great-niece. Mr. Parker was preceded in death by a brother, Rickey Parker Sr; and a brother-in-law, Carl Blackwell.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ashby Blakely and Reverend Randall Osment officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: National Kidney Foundation of SC, 508 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC, 29201.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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