Beech Bluff, TN: Dennis Lee Parker, age 85 passed away August 29, 2023, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1938, in Henderson County, the son of the late Alvie and Ruth Grissom Parker Maness. He was raised by his stepfather, Harmon Maness. He attended school at Reagan and Sardis. He began working at American Olean Tile in maintenance in 1964 and retired in 2003 after working there thirty-eight years. He married Nancy Ellington in 1971. They made their home at Beech Bluff.
He attended the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and was a member of the Cemetery Committee.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and being in the outdoors. He also enjoyed cooking for others and working fundraising for various groups.
He loved his family and was affectionately known to his grandchildren as “Papa”.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Nancy Ellington Parker of Beech Bluff; three sons, George Parker (Charlotte) of Beech Bluff, John Shelton (Virginia) of Arlington, TN and Paul D. Parker of Beech, TN and a daughter, Denise Kirk (Lenzie) of Jacks Creek, TN; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; a brother, Odell Maness of Saltillo and a sister, Brenda Tillman of Reagan.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Maness, Roger Dale Maness, Sammy Maness, Preston Parker and Billy Ray Maness and a sister, Wanda Maness.
A special thanks to the many friends and neighbors who have been so supportive of Dennis and our family.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 2nd at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. Steve Warbritton and Bro. Robert Opie Dodrill officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Crook Avenue 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday.
Shackelford Funeral Directors