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William Erbie Parsley, 79
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Mr. William Erbie Parsley, 79, of McMinnville passed from this life Tuesday, July 3, at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

William was born Saturday, Dec. 10, 1938 in McMinnville, the son of the late Walter Parsley and the late Emma (Jones) Parsley. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Smartt Baptist Church and was employed as a truck driver for Batesville Casket Company for 30 years.

Surviving are sister Reba and husband Gerald Grissom of Rock Island, two nephews, Eddie Parsley of Cumming Ga., and Ryan Lance of Rock Island, one niece Donna Ezell of Union S.C., several truck driver friends also survive along with several cousins and his church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kaye Parsley, one brother, Solon Parsley, one nephew, Randy Lance.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Johnny Newby officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the time of the service Saturday, July 7, at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Charles Creek Cemetery.

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Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 6, 2018