Patricia Jane Hutsell Parker, 88, of Athens, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at her residence.
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She was a native of McMinn County and was the daughter of the late Seth and Margaret Israel Hutsell. She was also preceded in death by her husband B. Frank Parker, a brother Benny I. Hutsell, and a special friend Jerry Alexander.
She was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of McMinn County High School and had attended Tennessee Tech College in Cookeville. She was a former resident of Chattanooga where she retired from the EPB Electric Power Board after 36 years of service in the General Accounting Dept.
Patricia is survived by a special friends, Austin and Kathy Fesmire of Athens; step-son and his wife Bobby and Lee Ann Parker of Chattanooga; step-daughter and her husband, Leacia P.and Jerry Newell of Chattanooga; step-granddaughter, Amy Newell; 3 step-grandsons, Alan Newell and Thomas and Ryan Parker; sisters-in-law, Charlotte(Roy) Dies of Lebanon, TN and Carolyn (John) Parker of Chattanooga two brothers-in-law, Harry (Jo) Parker of Nashville and Charles Gilbert of LaFayette, GA; special friends of Chattanooga, Martha Brothson, Gail Alvis, Rose Baxter,M/M Quinton Mathews, Ann Headley, M/M Glenn Kennedy, Preston Suggs; and Nancy W. Hunter of Nashville, TN; special cousin, Betty Stepp of Hendersonville, NC, Betty Powell of Cleveland, TN and several other cousins.
Patricia had several specials doctors, Dr. Johnnie Carter and Dr. Thomas Layman of Athens and Dr. T. Ballard of Chattanooga.
A funeral service will be conducted, 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 28th in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Ensminger officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the service.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303; or Athens Parks Foundation, 815 North Jackson Street, Athens, TN 37303; or Tennessee Wesleyan University, 204 E. College Street, Athens, TN 37303