This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on Feb. 20:
We are saddened to announce that John (Jack) Ernest Parker Jr., Professor Emeritus of Education and Romance Languages, died Feb. 18.
A Winston-Salem Journal obituary announced on Feb. 20 that a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Centenary United Methodist Church. Additional information is available here.
Dr. Parker joined Wake Forest’s faculty in 1950. He retired in 1987. During his Wake Forest career he taught French. At one time, he chaired the Department of Education. He was a graduate of Wake Forest, also.
We grieve Dr. Parker’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.
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