Gerald retired from B.F. Goodrich where he worked as both a mechanic and a millwright.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Calvert City Masonic Lodge #543, the Millwrights Local #1080 and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Glynda Barrett Parker of Calvert City; his sons, Jeff Parker and his wife Lisa of Benton and Brad Parker and his wife Kathy of Calvert City; six grandchildren, Logan Parker, Garrett Parker, Dax Parker, Taylor Parker and Peyton Parker; two brothers, Charles Parker of Camden, Tenn. and Johnny Parker of Murray; and a sister, Rheanetta Coleman of Murray.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn Parker and Bessie Marie Thurmond Parker.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Pastor Dale Greenwell and Rev. Charles Parker officiated. Burial followed in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.
Gerald loved his church and in lieu of flowers his request was to make contributions to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 6026 US Hwy 641 N, Gilbertsville, KY 42044 to be used for paving their parking lot.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com