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William  Thomas Parker

Manchester - Funeral services for Mr. William Thomas Parker, age 92, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Winchester City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the funeral home. Mr. Parker passed from this life on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare – Harton in Tullahoma, TN.

William was born on November 27, 1926, in Hillsboro, TN, to the late William Parker and Minnie Harmon Yager. After his retirement from Carrier, William loved watching westerns, fishing, raising goats, and gardening. He loved his trucks and to go hunting, and he loved any dog he came across. William served in the US Army Air Corp then moved north to work in the car industry, before returning to the south to work for Carrier where he retired. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, William is also preceded in death by his loving wife, Vera Mai Parker; two brothers, Jake and Forest Lee Parker; one grandchild, Donald Ray Allen. He is survived by one son, Billy Parker; two daughters, Margaret Allen and Shelliah Vance; three grandchildren, Matthew Vance (Mary), Chrissy Allen, and Nicholas Allen; three great-grandchildren, Malachi Vance, Rayden Beason, and Phoenix Beason.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Parker family.


Starts: 8/27/19 at 4:00pm
Ends: 8/27/19 at 8:00pm
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Manchester, TN 37355

Funeral Service
Starts: 8/28/19 at 11:00am
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Manchester, TN 37355

Starts: 8/28/19 at 12:00pm
Winchester City Cemetery
Winchester, TN 37398


Billy Parker says:

Dad I Will Miss You Greatly You Will Never Be Forgotten I Will Miss Taking Care Of You Everyday & Being With You Everyday Watching TV & Going Places Just Riding Around, I Love You Dad Your Son Billy

Roy & Ethel Miller says:

We will miss you Mr Parker. We met at church and became fast friends. You and I talked on the phone several times per day. I looked forward to your calls. You were always o glad when we would come by to visit. You will be missed by our family. You were like fily toys

Shelliah Parker Vance says:

Dad, I will never forget the fun times we had especially lately. I would take you to get a milkshake and ride around and laugh and laugh. I enjoyed just sitting with you and watching a western on TV. Every night we would talk 3-4 times, but I didn’t mind. You always worried about your kids as you called us even though we are all three over a half of a century old. I guess that’s just how it is. You were 92, but I guess there is just never enough time. You would tell me how much you loved my son, Matthew & his wife Mary, but especially your great grandson, Malachi would always light up your eyes. I love you Dad now and forever and best of all I know you loved us all. I will miss you Dad, your loving daughter, Shelliah

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330