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James A. Parker

December 6, 1953 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old


James Parker, 70, of Rock Spring passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024, at a local health care facility.  Mr. Parker was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where he was a 1971 graduate of Kirkman Technical High School and a member of the Ringgold Church of God.  Mr. Parker was a United States Army Veteran having served in Hawaii.  He worked for several years as a Supervisor at Roper and as a Lineman with Computer Place for several years.  Mr. Parker loved his family dearly.  He never met a stranger, he had a wonderful sense of humor, and was very much a jokester.  His passions in life were working on cars and playing pool.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Sue Parker.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Parker; stepchildren, Adam (Peggy) Reed, Shannon Wanzel, and David Reed; three sisters, Patsy (Richard) Rogers, Carolyn (Gary) Rogers, and Beverly Gentry; several grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews also survive.

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3rd at 12:00 noon in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Carroll Allen and Reverend Dale Guy officiating.

Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-8p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville, GA.


April 2, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Funeral Service
April 3, 2024

12:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Video is available for this event

April 3, 2024

1:30 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN


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