Melvin B. Parker

July 14, 1942 - March 5, 2014

07/14/1942 - 03/05/2014

Melvin “Butch” B. Parker

Moyock – Melvin “Butch” Parker, 71, was called to his heavenly home March 5, 2014. Butch was born in Long Branch, NJ to the late Melvin B. Parker and Alice Parker Worth. He was raised in Highlands, NJ by his mother, Alice and his step-father, James Worth. Butch was a veteran having served in the US Navy for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, a Pittsburg Steelers fan and above all, a family man.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 33 years, Elizabeth “Liz” Parker; daughters, Robin L. Broadhurst and her husband Bill of Moyock, NC, Ronna Bergamini of Moyock, NC, Elizabeth Joachim of Howell, MI, Katrina M. Holm and her husband Joshua of Moyock, NC; siblings, Lena Vick of LA and James Worth of FL; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd., S., Chesapeake, VA on Saturday from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life service officiated by his close friend, Chaplain Forrester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Roy and Lena Vick
7 years ago

Butch was a devout Catholic that loved Christ. He shared the love of Christ with all, and will find a glorious place in the arms of the heavenly father. Butch loved his wife Liz,three daughters, and grandchildren. He often stated that they kept him busy. Butch was inspirational to all who knew him, and it made each of us a better person because he came our way. Lena and I always enjoyed his visits to Louisiana. We will all miss him greatly. There is no more pain or suffering and he is now resting peacefully in eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ. Butch is patiently waiting for us all to be called home. He will cheer us on as we all take up our crosses as he did. May God give us all the strength to fight the good fight as Butch has done. Liz, Robin, Donna, and Katrina have all of our sincerest condolences as we all share in your sorrow at this time. Love, CSM Ret Roy and Lena Vick and family.

Carol &Farley Jones
7 years ago

Butch will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful neighbor. Our thought and prayers go out to Liz and her family

Robert Cardona
7 years ago

Butch will be missed at our Tuesday gathering. He was a true friend a shipmate and a help to many in recovery. I offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends at this time of great sorrow. Rest in peace and I will see you at the big meeting one day.

maurine moe tanner
7 years ago

Butch, Butch, my friend of over 50 years. Yes, a friend and also the father on my Ronna and Elizabeth.

You were an inspiration to a lot of people. I am glad for you that you met a wonderful lady and married her, and together for over 33 years. A beautiful daughter you and Liz had and 3 blessed grandchildren. Liz’s daughters, Bobby and I will all miss you. You wive Jesus a laugh in heaven. I am sure that he is happy that you are now there with all the angels. Signed: your ex-wife maurine oh ny the way: Tell Jesus I said hello

Michael Lucarelli
7 years ago

Family & Friends of Butch –

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Butch’s recent and untimely passing. He was always a kind, gentle man and genuinely interested in the well-being and serenity of others than he was to himself. Always easy to provoke a warm smile from Butch and always made those around him feel comfortable and at ease in his presence. He will be sorely missed.

Mike Lucarelli

Wanda Gonzalez
7 years ago

I will always miss your smiling face and your words of wisdom and direction. Many blessings to the family during this difficult time. May you rest in peace.


Bob T.
7 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss. Butch was a great man. He helped thousands, and helped others learn how to help thousands more. Be well.

Fair Winds and Following Seas Butch.

Lorraine Barnes Herring
7 years ago

Lost but not forgotten. With lots of love from Lorraine and Family wilma’s kids. We love you.

Mary Walters
7 years ago

Love you always Uncle Butchie.You are dearly missed. You are now a Angel in heaven.

Fred O.
7 years ago

My condolences to family & friends.

I had the pleasure to serve with Butch many years and it was always an enlightning and uplifting event. Rest well brother til we are all in “the big meeting”

Leo Ruffing
7 years ago

My prayers are with Butch’s family

mamie spears
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you as you lay his earthly body to rest. May the joy and peace of God embrace you as you find comfort in knowing you will see him again one day as you rejoice in Heaven and have so many great memories to keep his spirit alive in your hearts. You will continue to be foremost on my heart the next few weeks to come.

Thomas fischetti
7 years ago

Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family……

It’s knowing people like you that makes it possible for people like me to change for the better……I was blessed just to know you….thank you

Pete Barnes
7 years ago

Sending our love to you. You have now been reunited with your sister again “Wilma Barnes” , love always Pete Barnes.

Ron & Ann Rixon
7 years ago

We are wishing all of you comfort in the form of our prayers. He was a dear friend and will be missed greatly by us. It was a privilege and a blessing to have known him. He was and is a remarkable and inspirational person. May God Bless you all. Love, Ann and Ron