Jack Parker, age 94, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life on August 26, 2019.
He was born June 13, 1925, to Jesse Wallace and William Lafayette (Bill) Parker. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Louise Bonner Parker and Fairris Walker Reed Parker; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie and Barney Collins, Angela and Ed Orman Ridley, and Ruby and Rauenel Foster; and brother and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Lois Parker, and Lonnie and Virgie Parker.
The defining period of Jack’s life was his military service during World War II where he performed the duties of tail gunner on a B-25 bomber. He was one of only six airmen out of 108 comrades to survive battle action.
Jack is survived by his step-sons, Phil Walker of Jacksonville, Al. and Garland Walker and wife Arlene of Locus Grove, Ga.; and local nieces and nephews who will sorely miss a gentle and loving uncle who was an exemplar of the greatest generation.
At his request, private services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements will be by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706) 226-4002.