Calvin Edgar Parker, age 93 of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on December 31, 2018.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He preached for more than 50 years up until age 85 at various churches in Middle Tennessee. He worked for Bowers Ink with 30 years of service. He also was a home builder for several years, and then was in automotive sales until his retirement. He was a faithful servant to the Lord and loving husband, father, grandfather and devoted family man.
Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Gwendolyn Jackson Parker, who died December 24, 2018; daughter, Susan Parker; son, Jack Parker; parents, Will and Ercie Ruth Polston Parker; brother, Marshall Parker, sisters, Terri Martin and Rena Smith.
Survived by his son, Bill (Alice) Parker; daughter, Dru (Buddy) Victory; daughter in law, Linda (John) Pope; grandchildren, Michelle (David) Oakes, Susan (Richard) Graham, Rachel (Kyle) Thomas, Andy (Rebekah) Parker, Wess (Kim) Victory, Cal Victory, Mandy (Daniel) Widick; 13 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; brother, Don (Shirley) Whitley; sisters, Billie Dickinson and Joyce Duke.
Funeral services will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Mike Welch and Buddy Victory officiating. A double burial committal will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, for Mr. and Mrs. Parker at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BrightStone, Inc. helping adults with special needs, 140 Southeast Pkwy., Franklin, TN 37064.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday and two hours prior to the service on Saturday at WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289 williamsonmemorial.com