Mr. Douglas Gray Parker, III
Gray Parker left our physical world to join hands with his dad, Doug, who preceded him in death six weeks ago.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Mary Jane Parker; grandmother, LaOuida McKnight; uncle, Mack and wife Ronda McKnight; first cousins, Joni McKnight, Chas McKnight, Julia Lowry. Gray also leaves his lifetime brother, Justin Fielder and wife Megan, and his beloved Cash, Warner, and Hayes.
Gray was a 2000 graduate of Humboldt High School and later attended Jackson State Community College. During these years he was active in football, baseball, and golf. He also earned his 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo martial arts. He and his dad enjoyed all water sports and were avid duck hunters.
At age 12, Gray began working for Jerry Shaver at the Humboldt Sports Center. This led to a full-time gifted career in outdoor sports. He has been employed with the Beasley family at Bob’s Honda in Jackson for the past 17 years. He also worked free-lance powder coating and specialty mechanics. Gray began racing several types of sports machines, but he always preferred quads. His dad was always there as his crew chief, tire changer, mechanic, and water boy; but, mainly his most loving #1 fan. His shop is lined with trophies and plaques from races won over the years. Many wonderful friends and customers evolved across the U.S. Road and mountain biking were also a passion. He died mountain biking with his friends at Natchez Trace State Park, doing what he loved.
An informal celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2020, at the home of his brother, Justin Fielder, 380 Gowan Road, Lexington, TN 38351.
Gray was a member of First United Methodist Church in Humboldt.
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