John F. Parker: Oct. 29, 2017

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017

ALBANY — Mr. John Franklin Parker, age 77, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from the graveside at Mathis Cemetery in Brent, Alabama, with the Rev. Mickey Caldwell officiating.

The family will receive friends between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St.

Born March 30, 1940, in Heiberger, Alabama, he was a son of the late James Eutaw Parker and the late Lula Mae Smith Parker.

Mr. Parker loved woodworking and antiques, and was a self-employed antique dealer. He was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include four daughters: Penny Whitley (Eric) of Plains, Judy Huddleston of Richland, Linda Harty (John) of Plains, and Cindy Baker of Cusseta; son, John Parker (Nancy); five brothers: Buford Parker, Fred Parker, Roy Parker, Thomas Parker, and King Parker; two sisters: Sally Williams and Bernice Judy; seven grandchildren: Magen Wages, Christopher Harty, Jessica Walker, Holly Walker, Erica Walker, Blake Potter, and Justin Parker; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions are suggested to The Boys & Girls Club of Sumter County, 304 Waymon Street, Plains, GA 31780.

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