Andy Parker

Obituary of Andy Dean Parker

ANDY DEAN PARKER - age 81 of the Green Grove Community in Macon County, Tennessee passed away suddenly at his home January 8, 2012. Funeral services for Andy Dean Parker were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder G. W. Knight and Elder Walter Andrews officiating. Bry'ana Woodard served as Honorary Pallbearer. Stephen Driver, Bryan Woodard, Andy Knight, Wayne Knight, Tyler Knight, and Jordan Holmes served as Active Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Eulia Cemetery. Dean, as most everyone knew him, was born on March 24, 1930 in Macon County, Tennessee to the late Ada Parker. He married the former Lula Belle Knight on January 13, 1951, sharing forty-four years together and having two sons. Lula Belle preceded Dean in death on December 15, 1995. Later in December of 1996, Dean married Sandra Jones Parker and they shared fifteen years together. Besides his two wives and mother; one son, Andy Dwight Parker, and several brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law also preceded him in death. Dean would tell you that he was a "Britches Cutter" for the local garment factories. But his love was for farming, whether he was working in cattle, raising tobacco or taking care of his goats. On the weekends as a young couple, Dean and Lula Belle would have a yard full of kids. Kids, whether family or not were always welcomed at their home. He was saved as a young share cropper, out in the fields, and was a member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. Dean enjoyed playing cards at Peggy's Market and you could find him there most anytime. On Friday's he liked eating fish there. If passing by Dean's home, you might see him sitting in the porch swing whittling. Dean will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him. He is survived by; Son, Doyle (Vickey) Parker of the Fairview Community in Macon County, TN, Grandchildren, Jennifer (Bryan) Woodard , and Stephen (Casie) Driver, Great Grandchildren, Jordan Homes, Bry'ana Woodard, Nathaniel Driver, and Gabriel Driver all of Westmoreland , TN, Step-daughters, Tammy West and Kim Moore Wakefield, Step-grandchildren, Terrance Pryor, Terra Pryor, and Ryan West, Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elder G. W. (Sandra) Knight of Lafayette, TN, Kenneth (Mildred) Knight of Westmoreland, TN, Kat (Ray) Troutt of Michigan, Willie Knight, and Dovie Knight both of the Fairview Community . Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. (615)666-2189 or