Houston Parker, 89, of Mills River, passed peacefully at his home Friday, February 15. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Houston S. and Olivia McCall Parker. He served in the U.S. Army. He had owned several service stations over the years and was a member of Operating Engineers Local #500 for over 30 years. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna Belle Parker; three daughters, Marilyn Wilson of Church Hill, TN, Martha Owen and her husband Buddy of Mills River and Deborah Ohme of Kingsport, TN; a sister, Leona Shealy of Cumming, GA; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 17, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Scott Raines and Rev. Melanie Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00Pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.