William Talmadge Parker

Born in Hendersonville, TN on January 19, 1973

Departed on March 12, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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William Talmadge (Bill) Parker, age 44, died suddenly on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Bill was born in Hendersonville, TN on January 19, 1973, to Robert Love Parker and Nancy Williams Parker. Along with his parents he is survived by his wife, Amy McCarthy Parker and his two children, Olivia Nancy Parker (11) and Talmadge Robert Parker (6) and his brother, Robert Patrick Parker (Kelly E. Parker). Bill was a life-long Tennessean. He attended Hendersonville High School and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. While at MTSU, he was elected president of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. He was blessed to have close friendships with high school buddies, Beta brothers and community friends. Bill enjoyed boating on Old Hickory Lake and family gatherings with his wife, Amy and children. His pleasures included running, watching the Tennessee Regatta Sailboat Races from his back yard and restoring his antique 1975 Cadillac Eldorado. Visitation will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 4 – 7. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 3 pm at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, Main St. preceded by an hour of visitation from 2 – 3. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.

33 Comments to William Talmadge Parker

  1. John Sloan
    March 14, 2017 4:59 pm

    Patrick, Thinking of you and your family at this time. Prayers to you.

  2. Jen turner
    March 14, 2017 9:33 pm

    Love you and praying for you guys.
    Jen & John Turner

  3. Tim Mercer
    March 15, 2017 2:40 am

    Patrick. Nancy and I send our love and prayers to you, Kelly, your mom and dad and your entire family. So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Holly Neal
    March 15, 2017 6:16 am

    Patrick, The TN Conference Board of Laity are praying for you and your family.

  5. Jim Douglas
    March 15, 2017 6:43 am

    Amy, sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  6. Johnny and Sue Jones
    March 15, 2017 7:04 am

    Bob, Nancy, and Patrick, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family

  7. Annie Gil
    March 15, 2017 7:54 am

    Amy- So sorry for your loss 🙁 keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  8. JoAnn Ballinger
    March 15, 2017 8:01 am

    Amy Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you, Olivia, and Talmadge. You are a strong women
    God and your family and friends will help you get through this event in your life. We will always be here for you!
    Love Mike & JoAnn Ballinger

  9. Phyllis and Tom Pease
    March 15, 2017 8:18 am

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom and are praying for you and your family.

  10. Stephanie
    March 15, 2017 8:26 am

    Amy – I haven’t seen or spoke to you in many years but we met thru mutual friends many years ago. I am so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I will say extra prayers for you and the children and know that you will be surrounded by loved ones and those who loved Bill to get you through this very difficult time. Again, just so very sorry for your loss.

  11. Susan, Ron and Blair Hutchens
    March 15, 2017 9:33 am

    Patrick & Kelly,
    We are so saddened by your loss. Love and prayers for you and your family.

  12. Sharon Hackett
    March 15, 2017 9:50 am

    Patrick and Family,

    My heart breaks for you. Please know you all are loved and my prayers are with you and your family.

  13. John and Amanda Lankford
    March 15, 2017 10:06 am

    Patrick, Amy, and family,

    We’re so sorry for your loss and will lift you and your family up in our prayers.

  14. Mike Murray
    March 15, 2017 10:06 am

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

  15. The Keightleys
    March 15, 2017 10:52 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Lifting all of you up in our prayers.

  16. Robin and Tim Clouse
    March 15, 2017 11:18 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you, Olivia and Talmadge. We will be lifting you all up in prayer.

  17. Kay and Jim White
    March 15, 2017 12:25 pm

    We are thinking of you ALL with friendship and love. Praying for God’s strength in this time of grief.
    Jim and Kay White

  18. Todd & Robbi Freeman
    March 15, 2017 1:14 pm

    We love the Parkers and have been blessed by the Parker family’s friendship and generosity over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. Lillian Ward
    March 15, 2017 1:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  20. Lacey Brown
    March 15, 2017 3:42 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Patrick! Our prayers are with your sweet family at this time! Love and miss you guys!!!

  21. Donna Warder
    March 15, 2017 3:54 pm

    Amy you are in my thoughts constantly & I pray for you and your family when I am thinking of you. Know that we love you. Deepest sympathy.

  22. Jean Shuttleworth
    March 15, 2017 4:46 pm

    Patrick our love goes out to you and your family!

  23. Coach Ward
    March 15, 2017 5:52 pm

    So saddened by the loss of Bill. One of the finest young men to ever walk the halls of Hendersonville High. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  24. Alan Osborne
    March 15, 2017 10:40 pm

    I am so sad to hear of the loss of my brother Bill Parker. Many fond memories. Bill could always be counted on as a individual of integrity even at a young age.

    My prayers are with your family in this time of loss. May God blanket you in peace and comfort.

  25. Vanessa Buckley
    March 16, 2017 10:58 am


    Bill and I were saddened by the news of your loss. We have been truly blessed by your friendship over the years and I could always count on you to make me laugh when I needed it the most. We are praying for you and your sweet babies during this most difficult time.

  26. Sharon Weir
    March 16, 2017 12:53 pm

    Nancy, I love you and your family, and I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a fine and special person. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.
    Sharon Jones Weir

  27. Thad Wilson
    March 16, 2017 5:33 pm

    I worked with Bill in Ohio for a short period, sorry for your loss, I miss Bill’s smile and voice around here

  28. Mary Ann McMahan
    March 16, 2017 6:54 pm

    So sorry to hear of your lost. We are out of town and can not be there in person, However, you and your family are in our constant thoughts.

  29. Vickie Blackburn
    March 16, 2017 8:12 pm

    Katie,I haven’t met you but I’m Robert’s cousin and Bill’s 1st cousin. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband . I met Bill at Leroys funeral. My prayers and sympathy are wth you. Vickie Blackburn

  30. Vickie Blackburn
    March 16, 2017 10:28 pm

    So very sorry,I meant Amy.

  31. Patsy Roberson
    March 17, 2017 11:53 am

    Amy so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers

  32. Melanie Ryan (nee Abela)
    March 20, 2017 8:51 am

    I recall with fondness meeting Bill in 1988, when the whole Parker family were so kind to me during my visit to Dr J. Words do not seem enough at a time like this. Much love to all of you from the Abela family, Australia.

  33. Terry Kennedy
    July 13, 2017 1:00 pm

    Amy, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, I have thought of you guys often and will be thinking of you and your children.

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