Remembering Charles C. Parker, Realtor and former County Commissioner. Services set for Friday.

Remembering Charles C. Parker, Realtor and former County Commissioner. Services set for Friday.

Charles Parker
Rome and Floyd County are in mourning Tuesday with Monday’s passing of Charles Parker.
Said Hardy Realty’s Jimmy Byars: “The Hardy family is so saddened by the passing of our very own Charles Parker. Even in spite of several medical complications he insisted on working to serve his clients and the community he loved up until the very end. He will be sorely missed.”
Charles Currence Parker was 82 years ago. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Rome. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:30 until 2 p.m. in the Wilder Center. Inurnment will follow the service at Oaknoll Cemetery. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
From Charles’ bio on the Hardy website:

A native of Rome, Charles has been an Associate Broker with Hardy Realty since 1993. Prior to joining Hardy Realty, he founded Parker Real Estate Company. Charles received his real estate license in 1961 and his Broker’s license in 1963. He attended Shorter College. He has two daughters and five grandsons.

He has served as President of the Rome Board of Realtors (1964) and as President of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors (1988). He served three consecutive terms as a Floyd County commissioner, chairman of the Rome/Floyd County Bicentennial Commission of the United States Constitution during which his committee gave a Constitution pamphlet to all school children of Rome and Floyd County, served as a Trustee of the Hospital Authority of Floyd County, Rome Floyd County Library Board, Past President of the Rome Chapter Sons of American Revolution, Past Commander of the Rome Power Squadron, was a member of the 4th Rifle Co. USMC Reserve of Rome, GA for six years and is a Kentucky Colonel, Elected to the Hall of Fame of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors and awarded the Realtor Emeritus Award by the National Association of Realtors in 2013.

The Floyd County Seniors Center off Kingston Road at Etowah Park (which was Charles’ concern for seniors of Floyd County in 1986) was renamed the Charles C. Parker for Active Adults some six years ago. Charles is a member of the Rome Floyd Chamber, the Greater Rome Board of Realtors, Georgia and National Association of Realtors and a member of the First United Methodist of Rome.

Charles has sold a number of residential properties along with his commercial sales of Hotels/Motels including such properties as Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, Day’s Inn, Ramada Inn and several independent properties like The Kings Inn, Woodberry Inn, Couch Inn, Carousel Inn, College Inn, Heritage Inn, Sky Top, Garden Inn & Suites, Ashwood Inn & Suites, Creekside Motel and The Village Guest House. Charles also is responsible for Sonny’s BBQ coming to Rome.

He has sold more than 40 convenience stores, several grocery stores and liquor stores which recently includes Cheers on Shorter Avenue.

Charles believes that your “integrity” is worth more than your career.

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