Kozell Parker 1926-2019

April 13, 2019

Funeral Services for Kozell (Shorty) Parker will be held on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon with

Michael McCracken, his son-in-law, and Rodney Sumner, his great nephew, officiating, under the

direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, Texas with internment in Haven of

Memories Cemetery.

 
Kozell (Shorty) Parker, was born June 8, 1926 in Wills Point, Texas to the late Howell James

Parker and Lamora Maybelle Nicholson Parker. He drew his last breath on Earth and his first

breath in Heaven on April 9, 2019 in Georgia.

 
Shorty was a very devoted Christian man attending Fruitvale First Baptist Church in Fruitvale,

Texas for the better part of his life. After moving to Georgia to be near his kids, grandkids and

great-grandkids, he attended Castleberry Road Baptist Church with his family.

 
Shorty is survived by his daughters: Jan Parker Eldredge, Kim Parker McCracken and husband

Mike; grandchildren: Micheal Eldredge, Crystal McCracken Thornton and husband Ben, Clint

McCracken and wife Brooke; six great-grandchildren: Parker Elizabeth Eldredge, Landon

Micheal Eldredge, Logan Alexander Thornton, Jaxson Chase Thornton, Brooklyn Grace

McCracken and Caleb Everett McCracken; and sisters: Mary Tillman and Virginia Lee; and numerous

nieces and nephews.

 
Shorty is preceded in death by his beautiful wife JoAnn, his parents, Howell James Parker and

Maybelle Parker; and sisters: a baby sister who died shortly after birth, Dollie, Hazel, Goldie, Etta

Mae, Catherine(Cassie), Charity, and Mildred (Millie); and three brothers: Neal, James and Odell(Joe).



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