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

Walter F Parkinson

Saturday, October 15th, 1932 - Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Walter F. Parkinson, 87, of Riceville, died Thursday morning, June 11, 2020 at his residence.
He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late Hugh Frank and Anna Malissa Vineyard Parkinson. He was also preceded in death by a son, Tommy Parkinson, and a brother, John Parkinson, MD.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Riceville and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with Bowater's Power Steam Department and retired after 39 years. Walter was also an avid farmer.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anoline Bacon Parkinson of Riceville; a daughter, Connie (Dan) Helm of Wellington, NV; a son, James Parkinson of Riceville; grandchildren, Julie (Brandon) Ladd, Trevin (Brandy) Parkinson, and Sarah Parkinson; six great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Lane and Sylvia Parkison of Kingston, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted, 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 13th at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Gardner officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00am-1:00pm Saturday prior to the service.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 1:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    McMinn Memory Gardens
    Old Etowah Road
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Immediately following the service at the funeral home.


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Faye Melton Bearden

Posted at 03:21pm
So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

Terry Belk

Posted at 08:18pm
Growing up as a kid and then a teenager, I remember always being comfortable around Uncle Walter. He made you feel at ease. He was a Gem! Love to you.
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Mitzi Womac

Posted at 03:31pm
Our thoughts are with you during this time. We are so sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace during this time. Mr. and Mrs. Arrants Kennedy and family

Becky Shell

Posted at 08:35pm
Anoline & family I am so sorry for the loss of Walter you all are in my thought and prayers love Becky & Brian Shell

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