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In Memory of

Dennis Herod Parker

May 6, 1935 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Dennis Herod Parker, age 79, born Monday, May 6, 1935, died Monday, March 30, 2015. He is survived by wife of 55 years, Delorese Parker; children, Vivian (Darryl) Chambers, Valerie (Robert) Lamb, Dana (Freddie) Forewright and Dennis (Kristi) Parker; seven grandchildren: Michael Forewright, Taylor Lamb, Remington Chambers, Spencer Forewright, Keaton Forewright, Houston Lamb and Meghan Parker; sisters, Juanita Watson and Maggie Keene, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. He is proceded in death by his parents Ollie Parker and Mary Bell Dyer; brothers, E. B. Parker and Donque Parker; sisters, Katherine Golden and...

Dennis Herod Parker, age 79, born Monday, May 6, 1935, died Monday, March 30, 2015. He is survived by wife of 55 years, Delorese Parker; children, Vivian (Darryl) Chambers, Valerie (Robert) Lamb, Dana (Freddie) Forewright and Dennis (Kristi) Parker; seven grandchildren: Michael Forewright, Taylor Lamb, Remington Chambers, Spencer Forewright, Keaton Forewright, Houston Lamb and Meghan Parker; sisters, Juanita Watson and Maggie Keene, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. He is proceded in death by his parents Ollie Parker and Mary Bell Dyer; brothers, E. B. Parker and Donque Parker; sisters, Katherine Golden and Iva Lee Glover

Dennis was born in Macon County, TN to Ollie and Mary Parker. At a young age, he enjoyed fishing and loved to rabbit hunt, mainly just to hear the dogs run. He truly loved wood and carpentry, and took pride in everything that he did. He was a true craftsman. As an employer, he was as fair as fair could be. Everyone that worked with him, loved him. Dennis was also a talented musician, his favorite instrument being the electric lead guitar. His first band, as a teenager, was called The Turtleshell Band, and all of their instruments were made of real turtle shells. He later graduated to traditional instruments and enjoyed playing at square dances and recreationally.

Dennis was a wonderful husband. He and Delorese had an amazing love. He was an incredible father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a true man of God, as well as a man of honor, integrity and character. He was a fighter and wasn't going to let any illness get him down. He never complained.ever, and right up to his last breath he was more worried about others than himself, and assured anyone that he was "pretty good" any time he was asked.

Dennis was a Godly man, gloriously saved at the age of 23 and was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was good natured with a gentle spirit. He loved his family and was incredibly proud of his children and grandchildren. He treated all of his children's spouses like his own, and naturally made everyone feel loved. All who knew Dennis loved him, and his memory will be honored and cherished.

Family and friends will gather to remember Dennis at a visitation Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. and Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 2:00 pm. Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn with interment to follow in the Meditation Garden at Forrest Lawn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or the Lymphoma Foundation of America.