Robert Lee Parham
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 12, 1947
  • Date of passing: Apr 13, 2013
Let the memory of Robert be with us forever

Robert Lee Parham, 65, a former resident of Granville County and a resident of Newport, NC passed away Saturday, April 13th 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late Elbert Watkins Parham and Kernie Parham Parham. He was of the Baptist faith and a mechanical engineer for the Department of Defense at Cherry Point Marine Air Station.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Rev. Johnnie Richards. Burial will be in Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford.

Surviving are a twin brother, Richard W. Parham and wife Tricia of Beach City, Tx., and a uncle Randolph Parham  and wife Rachel.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Michael Currin ,4072 Squire Lane, Oxford, NC 27565

Visitation 9:30-10:45 AM Wednesday, April 17th 2013 prior to the funeral services at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Parham Family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by charles bullock on 16th May 2013

"I went to school with Robert and his brother Richard, off into the world we went,me  It is sad to know such a loving and caring person has gone. We have his memories and as long as we have thoses Bob lives, Richard and family may God Bless and Keep you til we all meet on Heaven Door.  Charles Bullock"

This tribute was added by Faye Perritt on 23rd April 2013

"Words and feelings were difficult to express when Billy and I heard of Robert's passing. Billy worked with Robert at the Depot and shared other interests, one being flying. The first time he came to our house we said make yourself at home, and he did! Sat down, pulled off his boots, kicked back in My recliner. Many memories, kind and great friend."

This tribute was added by terry morton on 23rd April 2013

"So very sorry to learn of Robert's passing.  He was one of "my" engineers back in the 80's.  He was always kind and loved to joke around...but he knew his stuff and was well-respected.  I pray that the the Lord will provide you peace and comfort and this time of loss."

This tribute was added by Deborah Ballance on 19th April 2013

"I met Robert while I was working in the CH-46 rework offices and I am proud to have called him a friend. I had the honor of working with Robert and respected his dedication and knowledge. He was a very good structural engineer and the Navy/Marine CH-46 Fleet owes him a debt of gratitude.  I am deeply saddened to hear of Robert's passing and send my prayers to his family!"

This tribute was added by Melvin Travis on 18th April 2013

"Moose, Thanks for everything- the flight to Middletown, all the help with the Champ, and most of all your friendship.  I was really looking foward to the flights to come with you, but now will have to take a rain check until later.  My most sincere sympthy to your other friends and family"

This tribute was added by John Plisko on 18th April 2013

"I worked in the same building as Bob in 1987 and again we crossed paths in 2012/2013.  I always enjoyed the conversations and his quick wit.  I pray that your family receives comfort from the Comforter."

This tribute was added by Jerry Cox on 17th April 2013

"I'm so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. I met Robert in the 80's at Cherry Point. What a great guy he was! I always looked forward to seeing him and enjoyed many conversations with him. He surely will be missed.
My prayers go out to his family"

This tribute was added by Tad Sylivant on 17th April 2013

"Our prayers go out to the Parham family. Robert was always a joy to talk to and he loved to talk "shop" especially with anything that dealt with aviation. We spoke to Robert last Friday and it was a shock to learn of this earlier this week. Robert will be greatly missed and I am very happy and honored to have known him."

This tribute was added by david bryant on 17th April 2013

"I have lost one of my best buddies ever. He would drive  3 or 4 hundred miles just to watch my sons and I race our dirtbikes. A unique individual with so much knowledge and personality. God has gained a good friend! Earthly words cannot describe.
The entire Bryant Family will miss him greatly!"

This tribute was added by Tony Ferguson on 17th April 2013

"I worked with Robert on the H46 line for many years, he was always will to help and give advice. He also was good at telling stories and remembering who had worked on the orginal airframe changes and why things worked on the helicopter."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Kinkle on 17th April 2013

"I am so sorry to hear we've lost Robert.  He was a dear friend, first at Broad Creek  Restaurant and then at the Kountry Kitchen, where he had his personal spot at the counter and loved to visit with everyone.  Rest in peace, Robert.  We'll all miss you."

This tribute was added by Gina Griffin on 17th April 2013

"I was sorry to hear of Robert's passing.  He was a dear friend & flying buddy of my ex-husband, Eddie.  When our son was little, they spent lots of time at the airport with Robert.  We loved to ask our son what kind of plane Mr. Robert had.  If you can imagine a very small child answering with a pronounced lisp, "It's a Spitz".  Robert will be missed and remembered with big smiles."

This tribute was added by Melisa Nelson on 17th April 2013

"My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Robert.  Robert was a coworker and friend who loved to share his stories and always had of way of helping others.  He was a very dear friend to us and to Daryl Bugbee, who passed away in 2011.  Robert's character, friendliness, and knowledge will be missed. May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by ken ford on 16th April 2013

"Bob was always a true friend and very talented coworker.  We spent a lot of time together at the airport, flying, and fly-ins.  He loved airplanes and flying.  I will always appreciate the knowledge that we were able to spend time together talking about good old times the Friday, before we lost him.
Ken and Esther Ford"

This tribute was added by Wilbur Batten on 16th April 2013

"Robert left us like he was driving his car, and so unexpected.  He was a great friend quick to lend a hand or anything he had to help someone.  We will miss his quick humor and easygoing lifestyle, always having time to talk and share experiences.  He has the  slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..."

This tribute was added by Wendy Ellis on 16th April 2013

"Complete shock when I heard of Robert's passing.  He was such a nice person and will be greatly missed.  Thoughts and prayers to the family."

This tribute was added by Michael Poliszuk on 16th April 2013

"I am sorry to hear of Robert's passing.  I sat at the desk next to his at the start of my career and Robert was very welcoming.  As a new engineer full of book knowledge, Robert was always ready to explain to me the way airplanes really work.  I also remember the time in 1982 when we drove to Florida to see a Shuttle launch, camped in the car and watched the launch, all in one weekend."

This tribute was added by Richard Joseph on 16th April 2013

"I will always remember Robert.  I am very sad that he has departed, but I am glad that I had a chance to work with him so many years. The good die young and they make you feel guilty that you did not say the things to them that you wanted to until it is too late. We are out of town, but two friends who worked so close, Larry and Don will be there."

This tribute was added by cris sonnichsen on 16th April 2013

"I meet Robert at work back in 1991. He was our engineer on the H-46 line. We became great friends as the years went on. Robert would come by the house several times a week to eat dinner with my wife and I. Robert was 1 of those people that you couldn't help but love. We will miss you greatly.-- CRIS and HEIDI SONNICHSEN"

This tribute was added by Scott Anderson on 16th April 2013

"I was shocked to hear of Robert’s passing.  He was my go to guy at the depot for last 20 years as well as a good friend.  Whenever he vacationed in California, he would spend time will me and the family. He was always great to chat with and will surely be missed by all of us who knew him. God Bless"

This tribute was added by spencer morgan on 16th April 2013

"Blue skies "Moose".  We will miss you! God bless."

This tribute was added by Larry Bradsher on 16th April 2013

"Robert has completed his journey here with us.  He was adventurous and loved to do things  in a care free way.   All of us have memories but the poem "High Flight" is carrying him home."

This tribute was added by Karen Baskin on 16th April 2013

"Sincere condolences to Robert's family and praying for peace. He and the wonderful aviation stories will be missed by all. I feel honored to have met Robert, the fellow known as "Moose" by many folks."

This tribute was added by Dianne Pake on 16th April 2013

"Woody (Frank) and I are deeply saddened to have lost our wonderful friend, Robert.  He visited us a couple of weeks ago and so enjoyed riding around Harker's Island.  Our finest memory of Robert, was his enjoying Christmas 2012 with our family.  His zest for adventure and living each day to the fullest, was an inspiration to all.  We will so miss him.  May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Bill Vann on 16th April 2013

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief.  Robert was a very nice person and I always enjoyed the stories he would share with me.  We would talk about firearms,planes and the .45 caliber belt buckle that his brother gave him.  Robert will be missed by all who came in contact with him."

This tribute was added by Thomas Reynolds on 16th April 2013

"My prayers are with the family in their time of grief and I pray God will bring solace to them knowing that Robert is with him forever.  Robeert touched the liives of many.  With a joke, a story, and a smile he spread his love for live to all he came in contct with.  he will be missed but always remembered with affection.  Thank you Robert for touching my life.  I am all the better man for"

This tribute was added by harold gustafson on 16th April 2013

"I have know Robert since 1985 when we were working together. Robert was a unique person with multiple interests. Always seemed to be doing or planning something (maybe not as good at finishing), loved to travel, enjoyed his work, and normally had a smile. He always spoke highly of his family. And to see him with his twin was imposing. I would have to say he lived life. Here is to his life!"

This tribute was added by Mel Taylor on 16th April 2013

"Such a shock to hear about Bob's passing.  He leaves behind many people here at Cherry Point who benefitted from his knowledge and enjoyed his sly sense of humor.  Be at peace, Bob.  We miss you.
--Robby and Melissa Taylor"

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