CALHOUN CITY – Ruble Parker, 83, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. He was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Calhoun County. He was a retired from Tension Envelope in Memphis after 35 years. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Southern Grace Baptist Church in Calhoun City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Church of God at Vardaman. The Rev. Jon Haimes will officiate, and the Rev. Sherman Adams will assist. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery at Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Vannie Ree Owens Parker of Calhoun City; one son, Tim Parker (Wendy) of Horn Lake; three sisters, Glenda Barnett of Calhoun City, Bobby Nell Wiggs of Lake Village, Ark., and Brenda Reedy (Roger) of Luling, La.; two brothers, Porter Parker (Ester May) of Banner and Jimmy Parker (Dee) of Olive Branch; six grandchildren, Jeremy Parker of Calhoun City, Lee Parker of Vardaman, Lanie Parker of Southaven, Levy Allen Parker, Cody Parker and Ryan Parker, all of Horn Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bannie Parker and Lura Porter Parker, and two sons, Danny Parker and Tim Parker.
Pallbearers will be James David Owens, Rickie Parker, Barry Shankle, Dave Shankle, Scott Shankle and Stacy Shankle.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Church of God.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Taylor Church of God Cemetery Fund, c/o Tina Scott, 354 CR 433, Vardaman, MS 38878.