John Frank Parlier, 87, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.
A native of Heaton, N.C., he had resided in Carter County since 1938 and was the son of the late Clay H. and Elsie Smith Parlier.
Mr. Parlier retired was a machine operator with T.P.I. He was an active member of Borderview Christian Church.
Mr. Parlier was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor G. Reynolds Parlier, and a sister, Effie Mae Pierce.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Mr. Parlier will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Mr. Kirk Langston, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Scott Reynolds. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be R.C. Bennett, Ken Taylor, Terry Barnett, Lawrence Ritchie, Pen Hampton and Charles Hilton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class at Borderview Christian Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Parlier family. Office (423) 543-5544.