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Porter "Paul" Parsons, 80, of Crossville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at his home in Crossville.
Paul was born May 17, 1936, in Crossville, son of the late Willie Lee Parsons and Artie (Pugh) Parsons. He worked as a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. Paul will truly be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his sons, Paul Ramone Parsons, Shelbyville, TN, and Jody Parsons, Crossville; grandchildren, Shylah (Rocky) Gora, Sherry Parsons, Tyler Parsons, Jeremy (Sylvia) Smith, Charity Smith, Cody (Cameron) Parsons, Brooke Parsons and Morgan Parsons; and great-grandchildren, Jordon Parsons, Cayden Gora, Gracie Jo Gora, Bryson Young, Bryleigh Young, Daisy Smith, Joe Smith, Jasmine Smith, Madison Davis and Christian Parsons.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ann (Brown) Parsons; daughters, Sonja Parsons and Lavonda Parsons; sisters, Jean West and Caroline Kline; and brother, Oliver Parsons.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Josh Brown officiating. Interment in Mayland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert Ashburn, Micah Brown, Jeremy Smith, Cody Parsons, Travis Ashburn, Cayden Gora, Rocky Gora and Jeremiah Faalafua.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 5, 2016
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