Francis Taylor "Pete" Parham, 89, died at his home on December 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on January 3 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental.
Born in Oxford to William Pettigrew Parham and Sarah Williams Houghtaling, Pete graduated from Henderson High School before serving in the Eighth Air Force as a B-17 bombardier from 1943-1945. In 1949 he married Miriam G. Powell of Henderson. He retired from a long career with the Boy Scouts of America as Scout Executive of the Northwest Georgia Council in 1988.
Pete is survived by daughter Caroline Parham-Ramsey of Oriental and sons Tommy Parham of Tazewell, VA; Peter Parham of Terrenganu, Malaysia; and Jim Parham of Almond.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pamlico County Hospice, 11146 NC Hwy 55 E., Grantsboro, NC 28529.