Clifford Gerard Parker

Born: Fri., Jul. 24, 1936
Died: Sat., Dec. 1, 2012

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Mon., Dec. 10, 2012
Location: Cultural Arts Center

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Gerard Parker, 76, of Cherokee passed away December 1, 2012. Gerard is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and formerly served as the Principal Chief, Vice Chief for six years and as a Tribal Council Member for the Painttown Community for sixteen years. Gerard served the tribe for more than twenty years and was a United State Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Gerard is survived by two sisters: Elba Crain and Christine Parker Buchanan, three brothers: Carroll, Don and Thomas Parker and children: Forrest Gerard Parker, Joshua Thomas Parker, James R. Welch, Brad Parker, Gerena Parker and Lori Lambert. Gerard also has twelve grandchildren and thirty-three nieces and nephews. Gerard was preceded in death by his parents Flora and Ben Parker and a daughter, Lisa Parker.
A private funeral service will be followed by a Memorial Celebration of Life, December 10, 2012 at the Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center, Cherokee Central School. The public is invited to attend the Celebration of Life which will begin at 1pm. Memorials may be made in honor of Gerard to the Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation, Caller Box C-268, Cherokee, North Carolina 28719.

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Shari Tucker
   Posted Mon December 10, 2012
Lori and Family, so so sad to hear of your Dad's passing. I will be praying for you all during this time. He will be missed greatly.

Kathy Wilford
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
Dear Jim.

I am so sorry to learn about your Dad's passing. You Jody and your family will be in my prayers.

Sending you both a big hug. Kathy Wilford

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