John M. Parker



    John M. Parker, 57, for thirty-two years connected with the Nashville , 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 Church of Christ . 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 Parker.

            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 city.

            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 Forest Hills . 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 Wann’s.

The Chattanooga Times, Monday, October 5, 1931 .