Sarah Bernice Fowler Parker of Old Fort passed away unexpectedly at the age of 78 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. A native of Haywood County, Sarah was born on May 27, 1941 to the late Roy Fowler and Dorothy Bryson Fowler. She was an active member of Glory Tabernacle Church in Asheville and retired from Slosman Corporation in Asheville. Sarah enjoyed painting and doing crafts in her retirement. She will be remembered for the love and care she gave her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Roland Parker and two brothers, Charles and Bobby Fowler.
Surviving Sarah are three children, Christopher Roland Parker and wife Wendy of Old Fort, Reve Edward Parker of Old Fort, and Patricia Ciaffone and husband Charles of Arden; four brothers, Ray Edward Fowler, Jr., Thomas Wayne Fowler, Billy Fowler and Johnny Fowler; three grandchildren, Andrew J Parker, Melissa N Mullin and Kara M Parker, and four great grandchildren, Jesse J Newman, Lana A.M. Parker, Joshua T Empleton and Amon S Parker.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Glory Tabernacle Church from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow the visitation at Glory Tabernacle Church at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Ronnie Pittman officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
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