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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Charles Parkinson

Charles Wayne "Wayne" Parkinson

Sunday, October 16th, 1932 - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Charles Wayne Parkinson, 86, of Riceville, died Saturday morning, February 23, 2019 at Life Care Center of Athens.
He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was the son of the late Charlie and Ruth Millard Parkinson. He was also preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Hall Parkinson.
He was a member of Eastanallee Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He owned and operated the Parkinson Food King in Riceville for many years, and then was a Commodity Auditor for the State of Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture until his retirement.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Rebeccah and Craig Segrest of Piney Flats, TN, Jean and Mike Grayson of Athens, and Penny and Andre Killer of Alpharetta, GA; one son, Greg and Linda Wilson of Rockwood, TN; five grandchildren. Ashley Turner, Hope Adams, Jason Farris, Aidan Killer, Shawn Wilson; three great-grandchildren; and the mother of his daughter Rebeccah, Barbara Dodson Parkinson of Johnson City,TN.
A funeral service will be conducted, 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 26,2019 at Eastanellee Baptist Church with Rev. Bo Dunkle, Lee Parkison and Mike Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Eastanallee Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30-1:30 pm at the church prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Jason Farris, Lee Parkison, Steve Parkinson, Josh Turner, Andrej Killer, and Bruce Dodson.
The family would like to thank Life Care Center of Athens for their excellent care of Wayne.
The family suggests memorials be made to Eastanallee Baptist Church, 482 CR 725, Riceville, TN 37370.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Eastanallee Bapist Church
    482 Co.Rd.725,
    RICEVILLE, TN 37370
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    Eastanallee Bapist Church
    482 Co.Rd.725,
    RICEVILLE, TN 37370
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Eastanallee Cemetery
    482 CR 725
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    Immediately following the service at the church.


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Reba Schultz

Posted at 03:02pm
So sorry for your loss.

David & Becky Leamon and Family

Posted at 09:44am
With our sincere sympathy.

Christine Corum

Posted at 11:26pm
I am sorry for your loss. He was a great man

Arrants Kennedy

Posted at 09:34pm
Sorry for your loss will be praying for the family.

Matt, Cathy & Evan Essin

Posted at 03:13pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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