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Gerry Thomas Parker

October 9, 1958 — August 29, 2022

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Gerry Thomas Parker, 63, of Columbia, Tennessee, went to be with Jesus on Monday, August 29th, 2022 around 7:15 PM, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Dickson, Tennessee on October 9th, 1958, to the late Floyd N. Parker and Lillie Estelle Bentle Parker. Gerry was a 1977 graduate of Dickson County High School. In 1982, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education and a minor in History from David Lipscomb University. On December 13, 1980, he married Elizabeth Anne Rummage Parker. Gerry was a Kingdom preacher and believed that salvation is for everyone. He spent his life sharing the gospel from Guyana to Russia, and across the United States. Having a servant’s heart he was a teacher, preacher, and pastoral counselor, holding positions in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Colorado, and Wyoming. Gerry was loved and admired by his family and friends In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by his children, Jennifer Johnson, Tina Winters (Richard), Gerry Thomas Parker II (Caitlyn), Mary-Elizabeth Gibson (Charles), Timothy Parker (Brooke), Hannah Parker, and the many added to the extended family that he claimed as his own; grandchildren, Alicia, Daniel, Skyler, Colton, Naomi, and Jefferson; great-grandchildren, Averie and Aubrey; brothers, Larry Parker (Clara), Floyd Parker, Ernest Parker (Bonnie), Edwin Parker (Amy); sister-in-law, Lynette Parker; nieces, nephews, and his 2nd “mother”, Aunt Bet Parker. In addition to his parents, Floyd and Lillie, Gerry was preceded in death by his brother, Courtney Parker. Symbolic pallbearers are Timothy Parker, Thomas Parker, Chris Gallian, Charles Gibson, Richard Winters, Ben Long, and Tommy Emery. Honorary pallbearers include Larry Parker, Floyd Parker, Ernest Parker, Edwin Parker, Pat Long, Robert Rummage, Randy Rummage, Todd Parsley, Jim Stoltz, Jeremy Butt, Randy Wells, the Goads, Dan Buie, and Richard Taylor. A memorial service for Gerry will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com

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Friday, September 2, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

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320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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