Graveside services for Edward Parker, 79, of Ringgold, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubberly, with Bro. Floyd Smith officiating assisted by the Rev. Jeremy Scott. Visitation was held from noon until 1:30 p.m., prior to the services at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Edward “Ed” was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Duck Hill, Miss. and passed from this earth Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Ringgold Nursing Rehab Center in Ringgold.
He served his country proudly in the United States Army. Mr. Parker served his country as a Green Beret defending his country in the Korean War.
He was a market manager for A&P Tea Company before going into business for himself. He operated Parker Wrecker Service in Winona and Greenwood, Miss. for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cammie Parker and sisters, Loraine and Dean.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Carol Parker; daughters, Anita Muir and husband, Andy of Carrollton, Miss. and Janet Doler of Ringgold; son, Louis Parker of Doyline; grandchildren, Kristy Doler Scott and husband, Jeremy of Grand Prairie, Texas, Suzanne Muir Wigley and husband, Ryan of Florence, Miss., Jodi Doler Kennedy and husband, Shane of Many, Justin Doler of Ringgold, Sloan Cook, Haley Cook and Payton Parker of Doyline; great-grandchildren, Trey and Logan Martin, Lillian and Melody Scott, Tinsley Doler and Olivia Wigley; brothers, Eugene, Bud, Wayne, Sidney and Ray; sisters, Gladys, Inez, Sue and Linnie; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Justin Doler, Jeremy Scott, Ryan Wigley, Shane Kennedy, Payton Parker and Trey Martin.
The family would like to express a sincere gratitude to Ringgold Nursing Home and Regional Hospice for their loving care and compassion.