John W. Park

Born in Franklin, IN on September 25, 1934

Departed on March 10, 2019

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John W. Park, age 84 of Gallatin, TN passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 10, 2019. John was born September 25, 1934 in Franklin, IN, son of the late Raymond and Loraine (Graham) Park. After growing up working summers on the farm, John went on to find great success in life, helping and mentoring countless people over the years. He served as President/Owner of Globe Business Furniture for many years and was Sr. VP of GRI, Inc. and President of Ithaca Gun Company. He had an amazing sense of humor and was always laughing and making others laugh as well. John was previous president of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce, past President of the United Way and was an active member of the Hendersonville First United Methodist Church and the Poe Williams Sunday School class. John enjoyed playing golf and spending time on the lake. Above all else, John loved his family and enjoyed spending all his spare time with them. On February 2, 1973, John was united in marriage to his loving and devoted wife of over 46 years, Daryl (Arnold) Park, who survives. Also surviving are his 4 children, Marilee Hill, David Park, Steven (Jeanne) Park and PJ (Holly) Park; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. Richard Park; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 13 from 10:30am-12pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home (353 E. Main St; Hendersonville, TN 37075) where a celebration of life will follow at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at NHC Gallatin for the amazing service and loving care they provided to John and his entire family.

15 Comments to John W. Park

  1. Phil Mesler
    March 12, 2019 7:46 am

    With fond remembrance and prayers for Gods grace, we send our condolences to Daryl and family.

    Phil and Gail Mesler

  2. Ed. Stone
    March 12, 2019 8:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. John was a dear friend and always made me feel good to be with him. Prayers for you and your family during this time of grief.

  3. Rae Collier
    March 12, 2019 10:06 am

    Daryl, You are all in my heart, thoughts & prayers! John was such a special person! I am also thankful to the loving folks at NHC Sumner & the care they also showed Ralph when he was there! Love, Rae Collier

  4. Richard Park
    March 12, 2019 10:58 am

    I wish I could be with you all during this sad time. Love, Uncle Dick

    • Cindy Pitts Hein
      March 18, 2019 9:09 am

      Dick, I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My family always felt like the Park family (all branches) were part of our family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

      Cindy Pitts Hein

  5. Larry Shelton
    March 12, 2019 2:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I have many pleasant memories of time spent with John and our friends Bill Thomason and Randall Yearwood. Daryl my thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. Sincerely Larry Shelton

  6. Melani Pike Eldridge
    March 12, 2019 2:28 pm

    Daryl, I’m so sadden to hear of Johns’ passing. You both have always been very special to me . I feel so blessed to have known him. He was always gracious and kind. Such fond memories! You & your family will be in our thoughts & prayers. ~Melani & Ricky Eldridge

  7. Louis Oliver. III.
    March 12, 2019 10:00 pm

    I had the opportunity to personally observe the great works John contributed to Hendersonville and Sumner County as both a business leader with Globe Furniture and a community activist. with the Chamber of Commerce. His insight and influence will be greatly missed. Condolences to the Park family.

  8. Mike and Janice Dorris
    March 13, 2019 8:18 am

    So sorry for your loss . I always enjoyed our years together at globe and I learned so much from John. I will always remember our friendship! Janice and I will not be able to attend today! We r keeping u and your family in our prayers!

  9. Kim Pickard Morris
    March 13, 2019 10:40 am

    Daryl & Family, So Sorry to hear about John. He was a special person, always so full of smiles & laughter! Fond memories of my Globe Business Furniture days.

  10. Cindy Reese
    March 13, 2019 11:10 am

    Daryl, You and John played a huge role in my career. So grateful to have been part of an organization that was truly a big family. May God hold you and your family close during this sad time. Cindy Reese

  11. Katie Hastings
    March 13, 2019 11:23 am

    I had the privilege to meet John and his family through NHC Gallatin. John is a testament to a life well lived and wonderful sense of humor. John always had a joke to share, a smile to give, and a playful way about him. I hope Daryl and family will come by to visit often. John will be missed greatly. Lifting up the family in prayer.

  12. Montee Beaty
    March 13, 2019 2:58 pm

    Daryl,
    I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Will be thinking of you and P.J. and Holly during the coming days.

  13. Alice Birdwell and Debbie Issenberg
    March 15, 2019 1:18 pm

    Daryyl, Prayers to you and yor family. So sad to hear of his passing. I have always thought so much of you and John. He will be dearly missed. Take good care of yourself.
    Aliice and Debbie

  14. Cindy Pitts Hein
    March 18, 2019 9:11 am

    I am sorry about John’s passing. His dad and my dad worked together many years in insurance and church in Franklin. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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