Jake C. Parker

Cpl. Parker's Funeral Rites Are Conducted

Death Caused By Illness Contracted While Serving In Guadalcanal

Pageland, S.C., April 11-- Corp. Jake C. Parker of the Lanes Creek community near Pageland, S.C., died March 23 in the Veterans hospital in Columbia, following a long illness contracted while he was serving in Guadalcanal and the Solomons. Military services were conducted at Waxhaw Baptist church March 24 by Chaplain Teague and a guard of honor from Sutton, assisted by Rev. J.B. Little and Rev N.S. Joyner. Burial was in Waxhaw cemetery.

Corporal Parker was in the Coast artillery and had also been on duty in Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. He was 22 years old, and enlisted for duty in Charlotte soon afer his graduation from high school in 1940. He served overseas two years before becoming ill, and participated in several engagements. He was awarded the American Defense ribbons, Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with two battle stars and the Good Conduct medal.

Returning to the States the laast part of last year because of ill health, Corporal Parker was honorably discharged on Jan 2. After his discharge he spent much of his time with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.M. Parker of Lanes Creek, until he was admitted to the veterans hospital. He joined the Smith Graves post of American Legion in Pageland shortly after he was discharged.

Surviving Corporal Parker are his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Chalmer H. Wheeler and Miss Mary Parker bothe of Dayton, Ohio, three brothers, and Staff Sgt. James W. Parker, who is serving in the European theatre of war, and Snyder and Jack Parker of the home.

Jake C. Parker died March 23, 1944 in Veteran Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina volunteered for the Army in 1940 discharged January 2, 1944. He was in the 70th Coast Artellery. Went to the south Pacific on January 23, 1942. He was born October 5th 1920 at Waxhaw North Carolina.


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