Parker, Jack L.

World War II Veteran Was Owner And Operator Of Fort Oglethorpe Cab Company

Monday, February 25, 2013
Jack Parker
Jack Parker

Jack L. Parker, 86, of Rossville, died on Monday, February 25, 2013 at a local hospital.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Cavalier and was the owner/operator of Fort Oglethorpe Cab until 1998   He enjoyed bird watching, listening to country music, watching Western movies and CNN. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and will missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister and grandson, Rodney Short.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Gladys Parker, and two daughters, Terri Short (Bill) of Fort Oglethorpe and Cathy Parker (Tom Ford) of Ringgold, granddaughter, Angie Griffith, and great-grandchildren, Savannah and Brecken Griffith.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Lakewood South Memory Gardens with military honors and Solamar Hospice Chaplin Marv Eskew officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


Gainer, VaNova Opalene Whitmire

VaNova Opalene Whitmire Gainer, 75 of Rossville, died on Monday, September 22, 2014. She had been a resident of North Georgia since 1966 and was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. VaNova graduated from Central High School and retired from Pilgrims Pride in 2010 after 17 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Gainer; parents, Gordon G. and Avon Irene Thompson ... (click for more)

Sandridge, Tonia

Tonya Lee Sandridge died on September 18, 2014. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, class of 1988. Survivors include her husband, Joel Sandridge; children, Martellis (Kellie), Gregory, Cierra, Asia and Ariel Lee; grandchildren, Jaiden, Josiah, and Gabrielle, mother, Reba; sister, Tammy, and other relatives and friends. A memorial service is scheduled for   ... (click for more)

McCabe, Byron Houston (Cleveland)

Byron Houston McCabe, 90, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 in a local health care facility. Mr. McCabe was the son of the late Mollie and Gilbert McCabe; and was also preceded in death by his son, Earl Houston McCabe; his sisters, Margaret McClendon and Mina Fugate; and his brothers, Gilbert and Perry McCabe. Mr. McCabe was a truck driver most ... (click for more)

Young, Melvin Jr. (Dunlap)

Melvin Young Jr., 55, of Dunlap, TN, formerly of Chattanooga, died Sunday, September 21, 2014. Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 23 at 10 a.m. CDT at Condra Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap.   (click for more)

Youth Pleads Guilty In 2011 Club Fathom Shootings; Rakestraw Gets 3 Years In Prison

A teen who was 15 at the time nine people were shot outside Club Fathom downtown on Christmas Eve 2011 pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault on Tuesday. Brandon Lebron Rakestraw, who is now 18, appeared before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole. He received a three-year prison term to serve. Rakestraw has been in jail for 10 months. Prosecutor Jason Demastus ... (click for more)

Over 2,500 Athletes, Plus Thousands Of Fans And Supporters, Set For Chattanooga, North Georgia For Sunday's Ironman Event

Over 2,500 athletes, along with thousands more of fans and supporters, will be in Chattanooga and North Georgia for Sunday's Ironman competition. The competitors will first swim 2.4 miles in the Tennessee River before biking 112 miles (56 miles each way) and running a 26.2-mile (two and a half loops downtown, the Southside and the North Shore) marathon. The bicycle course ... (click for more)