MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, for Dr. Parker, 79, of Mt. Juliet.
A retired minister of the United Methodist Church, Dr. Parker passed away Monday, April 6, 2009. A former Chaplain serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Parker earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Vanderbilt University.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the church. Services will be conducted by Dr. Craig Goff, Rev. Tom Gildemiester and Rev. A. Barton Pepper officiating.
Survivors include: his wife Betty Parker; children Jim Parker and Susan (David) Parker -- all of Mt. Juliet and Liz (Mark) Clary of Oak Ridge; grandchildren Lindsey and Bryan (Melissa) Clary, Kendall, Cameron and Noah Parker.
Dr. Parker was preceded in death by his parents, Vilus and Ora Parker.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3354 Perimeter Hill Dr., Suite 305, Nashville, 37211 or to the church of your choice.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet www.bondmemorial.com