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Derrel Gilbert Parsons

February 22, 2023


Funeral services for Derrel Gilbert Parsons, age 80, of the Halls Mill Community, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2023, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Tony Harris and Stanley Smotherman officiating. Burial will follow at Crowell’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Parsons passed from this life Wednesday, February 22, 2023, peacefully with loved ones by his side under the care of Alive Hospice at AHC Northside Healthcare and Rehab of Murfreesboro after an extended illness.

Visitation will be held Sunday, prior to funeral services beginning at 12 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Bedford County Derrel was born June 26, 1942, to the late Herlie Gilbert & Ruby Haskins Parsons and was preceded in death by: wife, Brenda Lois Parker Parsons; first wife, Judy Parsons Agee and sister, Yvonne Baker Gordon.

Derrel was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church having started his membership in 1963. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He worked with the “Champions of Freight Drivers” Teamsters Union and retired after many years of employment.

He is survived by: children, Lisa (Harvey) Martin; son, Ryan Parsons; Kim (Wallace) Holmes all of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Chase (Megan) Martin of Murfreesboro and Hannah (Will) Landers of Madison, AL, Haustin & Hamilton Parsons of Shelbyville, Mark (Chelsie) Leverette of Shelbyville and Kim (Clint) Adams of Shelbyville; and great grandchildren, Liza, Ginnie Kate & Emmett Martin, Charlotte, Judith and James Landers, , Carter Leverette, and Abel, Aiden & Allyanna Adams.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to New Destiny Dog Rescue @ www.newdestinydogrescue.org or by mail: 202 East Highland Ave Shelbyville TN  37160.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.