James (Jamie) Austin Parker III died Monday, February 25,
Jamie was born January 22,
Early on Jamie worked in the restaurant business, but later found a career in journalism with the Savannah Morning News. For 20 years he has worked in various capacities, most notably as the editor of Bryan County Now. As a
Jamie found joy in gardening, cooking, writing, reading, music, and riding his bicycle. For many, it became a familiar sight to see Jamie riding his bike. Throughout his life, he treasured spending time in Nova Scotia, Canada, with many generations of his extended family. Jamie’s greatest joy was being with his family and friends sharing stories and memories. He will be forever cherished by all those who were able to know him.
Jamie is survived by his wife, Ellen, children James Parker (Katie) of Virginia, Austin Parker (Montana) of Georgia, and Sarah Parker Jones (Cameron) of Florida, grandchildren Aubrey and Jack Parker, siblings Melissa Parker (Tim Ramsey) of Portroe, Ireland, and David Parker (Kim Stephenson) of Nova Scotia, Canada, his uncle Doug (Jenifer) of Florida, his in-laws Jim Bickerstaff (Luyba) of North Carolina, Cheryl Dukes (Roger) of Florida, Beth Gibbs (Paul) of Florida, Bonnie Bickerstaff of Georgia, many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins, and his dog Knox.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lela Payne Parker and James Austin Parker, Jr., and by his stepmother Cathy Ward Parker.
Visitation will be from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2,
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in honor of Jamie to the YMCA of Richmond Hill to support local youth programs, 154 Thunderbird Drive, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
Carter Funeral Home Bryan chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carterbryanchapel.com.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Austin Parker, III, please visit our flower store.