Rev. Thurman D. Parker, 84

Rev. Thurman Dallas Parker, 84, of Lula, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Born on May 19, 1937 in Cumming, GA, he was the son of the late Hoyt D. Parker and the late Gladys Mae Webb Parker. He was retired from Peachtree Doors. Rev. Parker was Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church from 1990 until 2003. Rev. Parker was a member of Canaan Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Ruby Jean Barnes Parker.


Rev. Parker is survived by his wife, Debbie Ash Parker of Lula; daughter, Becky Anderson of Gainesville; son and daughter in law, Lee and Sharon Parker  of Flowery Branch; daughter and son in law, Judy and Ed Transue of Gainesville; daughter, Jennifer Jackson of Lula; son, Johnathan Presley of LaGrange; brothers, Richard Parker (Joni) of Dawsonville, WC Parker (Wansley) of Cleveland, Randall Parker (Jalona) of Dawsonville, Ralph Parker of Forsyth; sister in law, Sheila Ash of Lula; brother in law and sister in law, Tommy and Linda Ash of Gainesville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Willene Thomas 2021-10-14 21:51:22
Dear Family of Bro. Thurman, may the Lord bless and comfort your hearts. Willard and I and our family loved and appreciated him and Ruby during the years we served with them at Southside-Harmony Street Baptist Church. You will be in our prayers for God to give you grace and peace. Psalm 23, John 14
Becky Jones Hudgins 2021-10-15 08:37:30
My best memory ....Christmas at Harmony Steet Baptist Church...Thurman called me outside to tell me he and Ruby couldn't afford to buy all the church kids a gift but they wanted to give me a gift. I will never forget that. Made me feel so special. (BTW, it was the coolest Coca Cola shirt) Prayers for the family.
Janice Reagan 2021-10-15 08:57:54
My sincere condolences to the family..I worked with Thurman many yrs ago. Praying for strength during this most difficult time.
Gary Johnson 2021-10-15 20:10:21
My sincere condolence. I worked with Parker at Peachtree Doors. He was a very good Christian man. He loved the Lord
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