Evelyn Parsons, 83, was born April 8, 1933, to the late Dee and Elcie Phipps Whittaker in Sparta, TN, and passed away on Feb. 17, 2017, in Crossville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and daughter and loved her family dearly. She loved the Lord and was a member of the Bowman Bible Baptist Church where she attended faithfully. Evelyn enjoyed playing bingo and gardening and worked at Avery Dennison for 26 years making many lifelong friends.
She is survived by and will be missed by her children, Thomas Troy Parsons Jr., Robert Larry Parsons (Mary), Elsie Mae Robbins (Dale), Shirley Marie Beaty (Donald) and Gary Bruce Parsons (Jennifer) all of Crossville; ten grandchildren, Rob, Tony, Caleb, Logan and Trevor Parsons, Heather Dirkovics, DC and Dustin Robbins, Whitney Qualls and Britney Beaty; seven great grandchildren, Sarrah, Kris, Jakob, Seth and Lochlann Parsons, Kylee Robbins and Zane Qualls; and sister, Lillie Berniece French.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Thomas Troy Parsons; sister, Roxie Lee Keyes; and brothers, Harold Douglas and William Kenneth Whittaker.
The family received friends on Feb. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. with service on Monday at 10 a.m. and burial in Creston Cemetery.
Published on  February 20, 2017