Parker was born in Greenville, South Carolina on March 12, 1994. He lived in Prosperity, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 10 (2004) he moved with his family to Dacula, Georgia (40 miles east of Atlanta). He grew up in Dacula (13 years). When he was 23, he moved to Warner Robins and lived with his Mom, Step Dad and brother.
In his youth, he participated on a swim team, soccer teams, Boy Scouts and played the violin in his school orchestra. As a young adult, he played on a soccer team, loved hiking and camping in the North Georgia Mountains and Appalachian Trail and enjoyed skateboarding. He LOVED music of all genres.
Parker’s first job, at 17, was at Moe’s, Mall of Georgia. His vehicle at times was unreliable so when he couldn’t hitch a ride, he would walk – 7 miles one way. He did this on numerous occasions. He then worked at Barberitos in Buford, Georgia. He left Barberitos to work at Unique Refinishers. He traveled throughout the US – working in hotels and private residences for the nation’s leader of bathtub and tile repair, refinishing, and reglazing. In 2017 when he moved to Warner Robins, he was again employed by Barberitos, Warner Robins. (See attached – Barberitos Employee of the Month Award established in Parker’s memory)
He attended Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia and planned to join the US Air Force to follow in the military tradition of his grandfather (Retired, US Air Force), his uncle (USMC) and his great grandfather (US Army) who was injured during the Normandy Invasion, WWII.