The Rev. Dr. Charles Lynn Parker, 76, of Camden, Tennessee, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Camden General Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1941, in Franklin County, Kentucky, to Wiley Lynn and Bessie Thurmond Parker.
He worked at General Tire in Mayfield, and announced for WNBS Radio Station in Murray and WYMC in Mayfield. He was a farmer and an avid collector of antique tractors, favoring the ones painted red. He began his ministry in the United Methodist Church in 1969. He was a graduate of Lambuth College and obtained his doctorate of ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. He loved the United Methodist Church and served the following churches: 1969-Cottage Grove/Olive Branch and Wesley Chapel; 1971-Providence; 1974-Bolton- Gratitude; 1975-Obion; 1979-Obion and Trimble; 1983-Camden First; 1988-Lambuth Memorial, Jackson, Tennessee; 1992-Mayfield First; 1997-Huntingdon First; 2001-Fulton First; 2005-Puryear and Buchanan, Tennessee; 2007 to present-Holladay and Palestine. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Memphis Conference Disaster Relief Team, active in Habitat for Humanity, and was on the board of directors of Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly in Eva, Tennessee, for over 17 years and as property committee chair for 8 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Thomas Parker and father-in-law, H.E. Jackie Treas.
Dr. Parker is survived by his wife of 57 years, Darrylin Treas Parker of Camden; three sons, Rodney Lynn Parker of Martin, Tennessee, Terry Daryl Parker and wife Karen of Newbern, Tennessee, and Hugh Edward Parker and wife Doni of Kenton, Tennessee; a brother, Johnny Wayne Parker and wife Charlotte of Murray; a sister, Rheanetta Coleman and husband Charles of Murray; his mother-in-law, Marcile Riley Treas of Murray; a sister-in-law, Glynda Parker of Calvert City; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Camden First United Methodist Church with Dr. Phillip Cook and Dean Emerson officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holladay United Methodist Church, 175 Stokes Road, Holladay, TN 38341; Palestine United Methodist Church, 120 Palestine Church Road, Holladay, TN 38341; Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly, 1458 Pilot Knob Road, Eva, TN 38333; or the charity of your choice.
Plunk Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 11:00am, Murray Memorial Gardens
Murray Memorial Gardens