Charlie C. Parker, 73, of Newport, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his home.

Charlie C. Parker, 73, of Newport, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his home.

He served in the Air Force for more than 21 years, retiring as a master sergeant. He went on to retire from NADEP at Cherry Point. He was a past president of the Lions Club of York County, Virginia, and commissioner of the East Coast Senior Softball League. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels with the Leon Mann Senior Center in Morehead City.

Graveside service will be noon Tuesday at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville with military honors.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Parker of Newport; one daughter, Jodi Auleta of Newport; one son, Charles D. Parker of Newport News, Va.; one brother, Gene Parker of Nashville, N.C.; four sisters, Kay Evans of Red Oak, Jeanette Brown of Chesapeake, Va., and Cathy Towmey and Sherry Willis of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bridgeway Church of Beaufort.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive - Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service, Beaufort.