OBITUARY: Phillip Earl ‘Rooster’ Parkerson


Phillip Earl ‘Rooster’ Parkerson, age 78 of Lebanon, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at The Pavilion.

He was preceded in death by parents O.P. and Myrtle Bell Crutcher Parkerson.

He is survived by wife of 56 years, Linda Alexander Parkerson; son, Tony Earl Parkerson and Brian (fiancé, Sara Bell) Parkerson; brothers, James (Peggy) Parkerson, Larry (June) Parkerson; sister, Marynelle Parkerson Paris; and sister-in-law, Jean (Mike) Flynn; nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.

Mr. Parkerson was a 1962 graduate of Lebanon High School where he played football and received his nickname of “Rooster” from his coach, Hester Gibbs. He was member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 56 years, served in the National Guard for 6 years and retired from TRW with 35 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and loved the Tennessee Vols.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, TN with visitation from 10 a.m. until the service. Pastor Jeff Pratt will officiate, and interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jason Parkerson, Mike Paris, Mike Flynn, Chad Flynn, James Franklin Vanhook, and Pat Isbell. Honorary Pallbearers are Faye Vanhook, Onetah Vaden, Comer Russell, Larry White, Larry Oakley, Charles Johnson, and Fred Brockette.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at The Pavilion for their care.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements 615-444-7007


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