RE: Parker's in Greenville NC?
The Greenville Parker's on S. Memorial Drive is still open.
I made a special trip to Greenville on vacation last August. I drove over from Durham for the night so I could visit B's Barbecue the next day for their legendary barbeque chicken. B's was great. On the way to Greenville, I ate supper at the original Parker's (now operated by former employees) on Hwy. 301 in Wilson. As Hillbilly noted, Parker's doesn't cook their pork over wood coals any more. The Greenville Parker's doesn't either.
I enjoyed my visit to the Wilson Parker's, because they offered an AYCE pork barbeque and fried chicken family style dinner with a bunch of sides and I was very hungry. The food came out hot and fresh, but wasn't memorable at all; I left the bland, over-cooked Brunswick Stew untouched. I did like the East Carolina style vinegar and red pepper table sauce; it made the chopped pork taste pretty good, even if it wasn't smoked.
I had never visited the original Parker's and just wanted to see what they were about.
For outstanding barbequed pork done slow and low over hardwood coals, skip Parker's and do visit Wilber's or The Skylight Inn. They have the best chopped whole pig in that part of the state. You won't be dissapointed.