Dr. Tad Lincoln Parvin, 74, of Crossville, suffered a probable heart attack on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was pronounced dead at Cumberland Medical Center.
Dr. Parvin was born May 31, 1943, in Biloxi, MS. He was the son of the late Lincoln Edward Parvin and Janet Roe Parvin and the oldest of five beloved children.
Tad grew up primarily in West Islip, Long Island, NY. He was an accomplished athlete in several sports, including wrestling, football and hockey. He graduated from West Islip High School in 1961.
While serving in the U.S. Air Force with assignments in Turkey and Germany, Tad was introduced to Diane Ervin, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Ervin of Crossville. They married in 1966. When he returned from military service, Tad attended Middle Tennessee State University, graduating in 1969 with a BS degree in business management. He went on to earn a DDS degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
Dr. Parvin opened his dental practice in Crossville in 1976 and embraced Cumberland County as his home. He later shared the business for many years with Dr. Howell Peebles. In his 41 years of dentistry, with the help of his dedicated staff, Dr. Parvin treated thousands of Crossville patients of all ages, gaining their loyalty with his skill and care. He officially retired from dental practice in late 2016, although he continued to treat patients on a transitional basis.
When he wasn't wearing his dental mask, Tad loved golfing, sailing, skiing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Parvin of Crossville; daughter, Paige Parvin of Atlanta, GA; grandson, Tucker Parvin of Atlanta, GA; brother, Kent Parvin of Nesbru, Norway; and two sisters, Sydney Jerabek of Marblehead, MA, and Elin Grikitis of Gulf Stream, FL, as well as a host of dear nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Parvin was preceded in death by his brother, Bret Parvin.
Memorial services will be held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Schneider officiating.
Donations in Dr. Parvin's honor may be made to Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry (615-327-6724 or www.mmc.edu).
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on January 9, 2018