Joe ‘Rass’ Parker
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Joe “Rass” Parker, 91, of Benton, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton.

He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Local 236 in Paducah.

He honorably served his country in the US Army during WW II. He served in the European Theater and he also received the Purple Heart.

Born Saturday, August 6, 1921 in Marshall County, he was the son of the late Walter Parker and the late Odie Canup Parker. He was the husband of the late Dora Dunn Parker.

Surviving are sons, Bobby Joe Parker of North Carolina and Gary Wayne Parker of Mayfield; sisters, Mary Helen Gregory of Benton, Dorothy Sue Dunn of Calvert City and Martha Lou Noles of Benton; grandchildren, Gina Parker Justice, husband Trey of Columbus, Ohio, Shawna Parker Wadkins, husband Roy, Jr., of Calvert City, Jarrod Parker, wife Gina of Columbus, Ohio, and Ryan Parker, girlfriend, Kayla Cutsinger of Benton. Six great-granchildren also survive.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dora Dean (Dunn) Parker, brothers, Will Parker and Rex Parker, and half-sister, Shirley Miller.

A funeral service was held on Sunday at Collier Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Albert Rose Jr. officiated.

Interment with military honors followed in Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, Ill. 60693-5120 or the American Diabetes Association, 10820 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 220, Saint Louis, Mo. 63127.

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