It’s been almost a week since Middle Georgia lost a hero. Last Wednesday, Parker lost his life while trying to stop a fire in Macon.
"Wonderful people, he’s a wonderful guy and good to our family," says family friend Latasha Swain. "We’ve known their family for awhile, and he coached our boys at Central City when they were young," Swain says.
People also talked about Parker’s commitment to church, the United Way, the American Cancer Society and Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival.
One family member said all of the people who came out made him feel better.
"Oh, it’s awesome, just so many people, awesome," Mike Tucker, a cousin, tells us.
According to Parker’s obituary, he was born in Warner Robins and has served Macon-Bibb County since July 1990. He enjoyed drag racing, riding motorcycles, enjoying music and spending time with his family and friends.