John M. Parker
John M. Parker, 57, for thirty-two years connected with the
, Chattanooga & St. Louis railway and one of Chattanooga’s best known
citizens, died at 8:10 o’clock yesterday morning at his home, 4415 Alabama
avenue, after a long illness.
Mr. Parker had lived in St. Elmo for many years and was a member of the
. He was also affiliated with the W. O. W. and Order of Railway Telegraphers. He
was the son of the late W. F. Parker and grandson of the late Squire Allen
Surviving are his widow, a son, John, Jr., four daughters, Misses Mary
Louise, Elsie, Helen and Geneva Parker; two brothers, J. F. and L. S. Parker,
and two sisters, Miss Margarette Parker and Mrs. P. W. Stonestreet, all of this
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. E. H. Hoover and the Rev. J. T.
Clark, will be held in the St. Elmo Church of Christ at 10 o-clock Tuesday
morning, followed by interment in
. Active pallbearers will be H. V. Evans, J. E. Strann, Lee Ford, John Hennegar,
Fred Huber and A. M. Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Parker, J. W.
Chandler, Fred Fry, Tom Keef, John Mason, F. O. Loft, Will Oldis, Bernie
Hollaway, John Hugh, James Light and Joe Rowden. Arrangements are in charge of
Monday, October 5, 1931