Pal Parker III, son of racing photographer Pal Parker Jr., passed away Sunday Nov. 17 after a prolonged illness.
He leaves behind wife Susan, daughter Maggie and granddaughter of Spring Hill, Florida; stepson Jeff Silver and brother Russ of Waynesville; father Pal, and sisters Karen, Lisa, Julie and Brandye of Flagler Beach, Florida.
Long-time residents of Waynesville, Pal learned the family photography business receiving an associate degree in photofinishing mManagement, later becoming a graphic designer. Pal was always generous, loved music, kayaking and telling jokes. A memorial will be held on Dec. 21.