John Thomas Parker, Sr.
John Thomas Parker, Sr. went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 24, 2020 at age 83. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Keef Parker; daughters, Renay Parker and Rhonda Parker Wingard (Craig); daughter-in-law, Lisa Parker; five grandchildren, Chris Dowd (Jill), Julianne McGoldrick (Mike), Chad Wingard (Stephanie), Brittany Wingard Parker (Greg), and Lee Thomas Emond; eight great grandchildren, Mitchell, Matthew, Jacob, Tyler, Brock, John Parker, Nathan, Chase, and Greer; one sister, Dean Williams (J.P.); and other extended family and friends. John is preceded in death by his son, John "Tommy" Parker; one granddaughter, Cinthia Renay Peed; his parents and seven siblings. He was self-employed in the oil and gasoline station industry and opened the first Shell station in Gardendale. He went on to be a successful real estate developer and entrepreneur while running stations. Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at The New Gardendale Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Gardens.
Published on February 24, 2020


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