Candy O'Connor Parker, 61, died on Friday, January 18, 2013.
Candy was a devoted employee of Ace Hardware where she greeted her co-workers with her infectious smiles and bubbling personality. She was an avid runner and a huge supporter of local and national charities. Among her family and friends she was best regarded as a strong, witty, mischievous and loving person. Candy went out with a bang as she fought her battle against pancreatic cancer, never losing her charm or humor on even during her toughest days.
Candy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Nathan Kober, Brother, Terry O'Connor; niece, Shannon Huffman, nephew, Will O'Connor and grandniece, Kat Huffman and many friends who will never forget the warmth she brought to their lives.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.
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Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory, Brevard, N.C.
The family will receive friends at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Coldwell St., Brevard, N.C. 28712, beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Candy's name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To donate please visit www.pancan.org.
The family will receive friends on Monday, from 1-4 p.m. and after the service from 5-7 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.