Parker, James Julen (Dalton)

Monday, January 14, 2013

James Julen Parker, 84, of Dalton, GA, died Saturday January 12, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. 

James was born on July 14, 1928 a son of the late John and Ollie Junkins Parker; and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Aileen Brookshire Parker; his second wife, Ruby Ledford Parker, a son, Kenneth Langley; brothers, J.R. and Bobbie Parker; and sisters, Pauline, Mildred, Bessie and Geneva Silvers. 

James loved to garden, fish and work on lawn mowers. He retired from the Whitfield County Dept. of transportation and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Church of Jesus Christ in Ranger, GA. 

James is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Donna Parker of Calhoun and Coy and DeAnna Parker of Calhoun; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and Gary Fuller of Calhoun and Ruth and Jeff Padgett of Dalton; sisters, Mary Jo Woody of Calhoun and Dorthy Gallman of Calhoun; brothers, Eugene Parker of Ranger, GA and Herbert Parker of Calhoun; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to send a special thanks to the Nurses and Aides of Hospice and special caregivers his granddaughters, Charlotte Walker and Cathy Sampson who provided such great care to him. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. James Julen Parker will be held Tuesday, January 15, at 2 p.m. at Ponders Calhoun Chapel with Reverend Johnny Parker and Pastor Ricky Silvers officiating the graveside. Music will be provided by Faye Bentley. Serving as pall bearers will be grandsons, grandsons-in-laws and nephew; Matt Gillette, Henry Hunter, Wayne Fuller, Brian Parker, Dalton Fuller, Brandon Parker and Roy Peirce. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews. James will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery next to his wife. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 14 at the Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. and after 10 a.m. 

Arrangements by locally owned and locally operated, Ponders Calhoun Chapel.


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