Paul “Coach” Parker, 65, of the Dibrell community died Thursday, June 25, at River Park Hospital.
He was born May 21, 1950 to his parents, the late Ralph Gibbons Parker and Grace Ike Womack Parker. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by first sister, Mary Ann.
He was a Presbyterian, retired teacher and basketball coach. He was survived by his companion, Mandy Johnson of Dibrell community; three sons, Brad (Kim) Parker of Ringgold, Ga., Jeremy (Emily) Parker of Knoxville, Bryan Parker of Dibrell; six grandchildren, Alex, Braley, Grant, Luke and Grady Sue Parker and Kaelob Flood; mother, Grace Parker of Sparta.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Larry Green and Lyon Walkup officiating with burial to follow at Parker Farm Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In addition to flowers, donations can be made to the Smithville Elementary School Library or the Dibrell Elementary School Library.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 28, 2015