by: Kayla Bolton
Friday, March 17, 2023 | 10:45 AM
GNCC Racing Family Mourns the Passing of Racer
and ATV Enthusiast Robert Parker
Racer Productions is saddened to hear about the passing of Robert Parker, 38, from Dunn, North Carolina. Robert unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, March 15, as a result of an accident. Robert, his son Nathan and daughter Carleigh had all previously raced in the GNCC Series off-and-on for many years.
Robert, who was a prominent fixture in the mud racing scene, raced in the 4x4 A and then in the 4x4 Pro class from 2016 until his last race being at Wild Boar in 2022. In 2019 Robert finished second overall in the 4x4 A class, and earned a win at Snowshoe, which is considered one of the hardest GNCC races on the circuit. While racing in the 4x4 Pro class Robert earned a handful of holeshot awards and finished inside the top 10 overall back in 2020.
Robert was a devout Christian, professional off-road racer and an avid fan & enthusiast of the ATV sport world. He continued to mentor many young racers in the sports world and helped organize and run Team Momentum Racing.
Robert leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Casey; his 18-year-old daughter, Carleigh; his 13-year-old son, Nathan; and his 10-year-old daughter, Sawyer.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Overflow Church (8280 NC HWY 50, N. Angier, NC 27501) at 3:00 PM. A private burial will follow the service. The family will receive friends at the home.
Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to the Carleigh, Nathan, and Sawyer Parker Scholarship Fund, C/O Casey Parker 1798 Turlington Road, Dunn, NC 28334.
Full link to Robert’s Obituary and Funeral Services: https://www.roseandgraham.com/obituaries/robert-thurman-parker
A Go Fund Me has also been setup to help the family cover expenses during this difficult time. Click HERE to donate to the family.