OBITUARY: Joe Don Parkerson


Joe Don Parkerson, age 87 of Watertown, Tennessee was welcomed through heaven’s gates Monday, February 27, 2023.

Joe Don was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elizabeth Parkerson and his sister, Josie Ellen Bell.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Ann Keith Parkerson; daughters, Deborah (Kenny) Huttchson and Donna (Raymond) Miller; son, Shannon (Sharon) Parkerson; sister, Brenda (David) Griffin; grandchildren, Daniel (Ann Walker) Huttchson, Julianna Huttchson, Josh Miller, Kayla (Duane) Bryson, Katie (Skylor) Scales, Abby Parkerson, Connor Parkerson; great-grandchildren, Levi Bryson, Ariella Bryson and Marlee Scales.

Mr. Parkerson was born in Dekalb County and spent most of his childhood in Watertown. He and his wife, Jean Ann were devoted members of the First Baptist Church in Watertown.

Joe Don was a faithful member of the Watertown Lions Club, and was recently recognized and awarded the Chevron Award for 50 years of membership. He served as a bus driver for Wilson County Schools for over 12 years.

Mr. Parkerson was deeply cherished in the community and widely known as a handy craftsman, industrial salesman, farmer and devoted family man who displayed a vibrant and contagious personality that was loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Burns and Bro. Jimmy Arms officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Noon till service time Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Brian Keith, Raymond Miller, Kenny Huttchson, Josh Miller, Daniel Huttchson, Connor Parkerson, Duane Bryson, Skylor Scales. Interment will be at Hunter Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Watertown Lion’s Club.


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