Parker, Luther Lee (LaFayette)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Luther  Lee  Parker,  89,  of  LaFayette,  GA,  passed  away  on  Friday,  December 28, 2012  at  his  residence.


Mr.  Parker  was  born  May 15, 1923  in  LaFayette,  the  son  of  the  late  Logan  and  Eunice  Parker.  He  was  a  Veteran  of  the  United  States  Army  and  served  in  World  War  II.  He  worked  for  Goodyear  Tire  and  Rubber  Company  in  Topeka,  KS  for  a  number  of  years  prior  to  moving  back  to  LaFayette.  He  was  a  retired  pastor  and  served  at  numerous  churches  in  North  Georgia  over  the  course  of  forty  years.  After  retiring  from  the  ministry,  he  spent  a  number  of  years  assisting  Mr.  B.J.  Gambill  in  his  various  enterprises.  He  was  a  member  of  Emmanuel  Baptist  Church  in  LaFayette.


In addition to  his  parents,  he  was  preceded  in  death  by  brothers,  Roy  Parker,  Logan  Parker  and  Hoyt  Parker;  sisters,  Lucille  Bomar,  Lillie  Mae  Houston,  Calalee  Price  and  Grace  Treadaway;  and  a  great-grandson,  Jonathan  Morris.


Survivors  include  his  wife  of  64  years,  Margaret  Parker;  children,  Melvin  and  Judy  Parker,  LaFayette, Lydia and Leroy Witt, Ed and Regina Parker and Connie and Chris Witt, all of Trion; a brother and sister-in-law, John Paul and Edith Parker;  grandchildren, Traci Morris, Debbie Brown, Derek Parker, Ashlee Abernathy and Ali Witt;  great-grandchildren, Dusty Brown, Cody Brown, Victoria Morris and Alexander Morris; and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home in LaFayette, with Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating.  Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. 


Mr. Parker will lie in state at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home and the family will receive friends on Saturday December 29, from 2-4 p.m. with a celebration to immediately follow.


Active pallbearers will be Derek Parker, Dusty Brown, Cody Brown, Kyle Abernathy, Kenneth Wilbanks and Kenneth Parker.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Parker, B.J. Gambill, Alexander Morris, Dan Houston, Charles Bomar, Don Treadaway, Carolyn Williams, Betty St. Clair, Pat Kaylor, Cliff Cordle and Tyler Cordle.


Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


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