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Ward Gibson Parker, Jr

Ward Gibson Parker, Jr., age 56, Unicoi, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at his residence. He lived most of his life in Unicoi County.

Ward was of the Christian Faith. He was a former employee of Volunteer Restoration in Knoxville where he worked many years.

Ward enjoyed watching movies with his children, spending time with special friends, carpentry and tinkering with things around the house.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Kincaid; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Parker; Stepmother, Gail Parker; one brother and one sister.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, father, Ward Parker, Sr.; mother and step-father, Mary Lee Georgia (Roger); his children: Celina Parker (Chris Morgan), Natasha Parker, Gavin Parker, Mya Parker and Aidan Parker; one brother, Perry Parker; one sister, Maryann Hyde (Steve); one granddaughter, Madison Morgan; three nieces and one nephew also survive.

A memorial service was held at 7:00 PM Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Parker family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Parker family.  (423) 743-1380.