James Merrill Parker, age 81, a resident of Prattville, AL passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Lenny Bolton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm at which time everyone will assemble at the graveside. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Nell Tatum Parker; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Beverly Parker; two grandchildren, Jaime (Glenn) McWhorter and Jared (Alisha) Parker; five great-grandchildren, Caden McWhorter, Chloe Parker McWhorter, Peyton Smith, Rebecca Parker and Penny Parker; special caregiver, Samantha Kessel and numerous other relatives. Mr. Parker retired from Whitfield Foods in 1994 after 37 years of service as truck driver and trucking supervisor and was also a Korean War Veteran. Pallbearers will be Jared Parker, Robin McDonald, Josh Kessel, Jason DeVaughn, Hunter DeVaughn, Sam Russell, Peyton Smith and Cody McLendon.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Dec. 19, 2013