Troy MacHarris Parker


Troy MacHarris Parker, 60, a native of Cleveland, passed on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at his home.

He was affiliated with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Cleveland, where he attended with his late mother, Martha Barrett Parker. Troy had several employment opportunities where he gained a wide spectrum of experiences, from being a cook to a private health care sitter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland Everett Parker and Martha Ann Barrett Parker; grandparents, Charles and Zella Parker, and Romaine and Willie Mae Barrett Sr.; son, Orenthial "O.J."Blair; brother, Reginald "Reggie" Parker Sr.; and uncles, Earl Jarrett, Nathaniel Jarrett, Jimmy Jarrett, Romaine Barrett Jr. and Timothy Barrett.

Survivors include one brother, Charles "Barry" Parker of Cleveland; son, Michael Moore of Dalton, Georgia; grandsons, Tristan Norman of Alaska, and Nakoma Gaston; granddaughter, Aleigha Moore of Dalton, Georgia; aunt, Margaret Tate of Cleveland; niece, Brittany Parker; nephews, Charles "Swan" Parker, Reginald Parker Jr., Andre Orenthial James Parker and Eric Donovan Parker; special cousin, Martha (Darrell) Craigmiles of Cleveland; special friend, Paulette Pugh of Cleveland; and many cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in the chapel of M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home in Cleveland, with the Rev. Edward S. Robinson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.



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