Paul Dean Parsley age 92, went home to be with the Lord on Friday June 26, 2020 at NHC in Murfreesboro. He was born September 11, 1927 to his parents, the late John Hood and Velma Pedigo Parsley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Jorene Washer Parsley; his second wife, Mary Robinson Washer Parsley; brother, Warren Parsley; and sister, Emogene Parsley Washer Nicely. He followed in his father's footsteps working in and managing Parsley Brothers Nursery. He also spent several years working in a factory, setting up machines and making sure everything worked properly. His favorite hobby was wood working, his favorite wood was cherry. He made many pieces of furniture, for his home, his church, his family and others in the community. Mr. Paul was a Christian man and a proud member of Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the Liberty Lodge #77 and a former Worshipful Master. He was a shiner and a member of the Smithville Rotary Club. Mr. Paul is survived by his daughter, Lori Parsley Driver of Smithville; grandson, Eddy Glen (Stephanie) Driver of Murfreesboro; great-granddaughters, Shelby and Saleen Driver; sister, Mary Lou Parsley Wade of Pennsylvania; special grandson, Relley Yott of Smithville; and numerous friends. There will be a visitation for family and close friends Sunday 8:A.M. until 10:A.M. Funeral Services will be 10:A.M. Sunday in the Parlors of DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro, Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our Chairs in the Parlors are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 50 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks allowed in the funeral home. The family ask in lieu of flowers donations to be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery or to Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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