BRUCE – Lonnie W. Parker, 88, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his residence. He was born on June 27, 1924, in Calhoun County to Willie Pearson and Pearl Shoemake Parker. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a member of American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and a Veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Chrestman officiating and Bro. Joey Hamilton assisting. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
His survivors include one son, Larry Wayne Parker (Kay) of Oxford; three daughters, Peggy Ann Ramsey (W.C.) of Calhoun City, Marsha Gail Cannon (Marshall) of Calhoun City and Bobbie Sue Murphree (Richard) of Bruce; three sisters, Sybil Aven of Calhoun City, Jane Bryant of Pittsboro and Billie Bailey of Pensacola, Fla.; nine grandchildren, John David Ramsey, Jeremy Parker Cannon, Craigg Marshall Cannon, Amanda Murphree Reynolds, Ginger Ramsey Flemons, Karla Murphree, Kellie Murphree, Landon Wyatt Parker and Amelia Gail Parker; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Faye Burgess Parker; his parents; brother, Buren Parker; and four sisters, Etoyle Edwards, Trudy Patterson, Nell Sprouse and Lila Mae Turner.
Pallbearers will be Craigg Marshall Cannon, Jeremy Parker Cannon, Charles Chrestman, Bryant King, Jay King, Tommy King, Billy Fred Murphree and John David Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.