Jeffrey Boyd Parlier, 42, of Dogwood Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at his home following an extended battle with colon cancer.

Until he became ill, Jeff worked as general manager of Spruce Pine Chevrolet. He loved to spend time with his family, fish, grill outside year-round and travel, especially to the coast. Jeff made friends easily and had many in a small community by Watauga Lake. He will be missed.


Born January 6, 1972, in Watauga County, he was a son of Boyd and Helen Parlier of Vilas. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tina Robbins Parlier, and their sons, Dustin Christopher and Devan Conner Parlier; one sister, Denise Greene and husband, Paul, of Zionville, and one brother, Joe McMillan of Boone; his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Shirley Ellison of Boone; sister-in-law, Susan Busic, of Vilas: and one brother-in-law, Victor Ellison of Boone.

Jeff was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Boyd, Sr. and Helen Parlier; his maternal grandparents, Leonard and Minnie Presnell; nephew, Joseph Greer; and brother-in-law, Kenneth.

A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held Friday evening, June 20, at 6:30 at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jeff Wilson and Rev. Tim Bunton The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 until 6:30, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Parlier family.


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