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01/12/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Bruce Parker

Bruce Nance Parker
(03 June 1939 - 09 Jan 2017)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Thursday.  Bruce Parker, husband of Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA, passed away in Glen Allen on Monday, January 09, 2017 at the age of 77. 

  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 01/11/17 - " Bruce Parker":

Saddened to see Bruce's obituary in the paper today. He's the husband of Patsy Blackard Hallett, my longtime friend and classmate from the Class of 1965.

   Oh, NO! I'm so very sorry to see this as well! Thank you for letting us know, Sandi.

From the Daily Press - 01/11/17:

       Bruce Nance Parker


    GLEN ALLEN, VA - Bruce Nance Parker, 77, of Glen Allen, formerly of West Point, Va., passed away on January 9, 2017.

A native of Tappahannock, Va., he was a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and later earned an MBA from William & Mary.

A gentle man of character and goodwill, Bruce gave of himself on behalf of the West Point United Methodist Church for over four decades, later doing the same on behalf of Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond.

Bruce was a valued employee of the Chesapeake Corporation for 33 years in West Point.

He was also active in the Jaycees and Kiwanis Club, and spent many rewarding years coaching his sons and others in youth basketball.

Bruce Parker
  Bruce was predeceased by his father and mother, Marvin W. and Margaret B. Parker, and his first wife, Barbara S. Parker.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy B. Hallett; a brother, Marvin W. Parker (Pat); three sons, Timothy S. Parker (Michele) of Christiansburg, Va., Stephen S. Parker of Boise, Idaho, and Eric C. Parker (Megan) of Charlotte, N.C.; a stepson, Matthew T. Hallett (Kelly) of Washington DC, a stepdaughter, Sarah J. Smith (Will) of Richmond; and 11 grandchildren, Trevor, Meg, Mitch, Logan, Kayleigh, Alec, Moriah, Sutton, John, Caleb, and Tripp.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave., Richmond, Va. with reception immediately following. Interment will follow at a later date in Sunny Slope Cemetery of West Point, VA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VCU Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 980214, Richmond, Va. 23298. Tributes may be posted at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on January 11, 2017.

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January 11, 2017 

So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and the family in my prayers..
Sarah Puckett Kressaty

~ Sarah Kressaty, Hayes, Virginia

January 11, 2017, 5:59 PM  

Bruce was always a fine gentleman. He would walk LuLu and I would be walking Abby. We shared many talks. He was a fine neighbor and will be missed a great deal.

Patsy, we are so very sorry.

Karen and John Weeks of Charleston

~ Karen Weeks


January 11, 2017, 6:50 PM

I will miss my friend Bruce. I enjoyed his kindness and soft-spoken demeanor as a fellow Kiwanian and during his frequent visits to West Point Christian Church. I am sad because I will miss attending his memorial service; I will be conducting another funeral at that time. Carolyn and I share our deepest condolences with Patsy and family.

Bill Palmer

~ Bill Palmer

January 11, 2017, 9:13 PM


~ Tina / Desi Gullsy

January 11, 2017

Bruce was an incredibly nice man. He rented from my parents for a time. Margie, your comments were spot on.

January 12, 2017

Sending our heartfelt sympathy and love to Bruce's family. Bruce was truly "a gentle man of character and good will." As a neighbor and friend, we will miss him. Alicia and Ralph Navon

~ Alicia and Ralph Navon

January 12, 2017   

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bruce was a wonderful person!

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January 12, 2017


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Patsy and all of Bruce's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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