Douglas Edward Parvin passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 12 after a strong fight against Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.
His memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, September 17th, at Munden Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Patrick Whaley. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. (See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)
Doug was born in Washington County, Plymouth, NC. Being the son of a Methodist minister, his family lived in Institute, Norlina, Tarboro, Weldon, Mt. Olive and Jacksonville, NC. He graduated from Southern Wayne High in Mt. Olive, NC. He also attended Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. In 1977, he was approached about becoming a deputy at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department, where he served as a deputy until 1978.
Following that in 1978, he attended the North Carolina Highway Patrol School. Upon graduating, his first duty station was Edgecombe County. He served as Master Trooper there from 1978-1994.
It was there in Tarboro where he met and married his wife, Belinda. Not long after they married, the beach was calling their names. He requested a transfer to Carteret County, where he served faithfully until the end of his patrol career in 2006. Even in retirement he loved to serve and returned to work part time for eight additional years as a Court Security Officer in the US federal Courthouse in New Bern, NC with the US Marshal Service.
Doug and Belinda enjoyed camping with her family, boating, motorcycling, and spending time on their pier relaxing. Doug and his daughter Sarah enjoyed fishing, cruising the Caribbean, cheering on the Carolina Panthers, and because of her, he conquered his fears of roller coasters. His son Brandon spent many hours by his side helping build the family pier and enjoying boat rides and fishing. Doug loved any water activity, including snorkeling at Shackleford Banks, where he found numerous conch shells. He also enjoyed fishing with one of his closest friends, Jeffrey Collins. He was a man of many talents. He built several piers, worked on cars and was a fixer of all things. He especially enjoyed riding his Harley on trips with Steve Wolack, Toby Coombs and Jeff McLawhorn.
He is survived by his wife, Belinda Barnes Parvin of 27 years; son, Brandon Douglas Parvin of Jacksonville, NC; daughter, Sarah Ashton Parvin of Newport, NC; sister, Linda Parvin Howard and husband Danny Carroll Howard of Washington, NC; and brother James DeWayne Parvin of Mt. Olive, NC. Also surviving are his nieces, Natalie Parvin Griffith of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Natalie’s daughters, Caroline and Laura Catherine; Ashley Parvin Daniels and husband Donnie Daniels of Winterville, NC, and their children, Sara Beth, Martin, Charlotte, and Sebastian; Bridget Gail Parvin of Mt. Olive, NC, and her sons, Luke and Noah; Dera Courtney Howard of Washington, NC.; along with his nephew, Danny Carroll Howard, II of Kinston, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Burbank Parvin and Velma Edwards Parvin; his dear mother-in-law, Kay Land Barnes; and his beloved sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Parvin.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery of the UNC Health Foundation, P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, at https://give.unc.edu/hfdonate?p=medf&f=343858.
A special thank you from the family to Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg and Dr. Siddharth Sheth for the attentive care during this time.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery UNC Health Foundation
P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill NC 27514