I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 1 Timothy 4:7-8
Joseph Winston Parker age 59 of Resaca, GA entered into the presence of the Lord on September 25, 2021 at Advent Health Gordon after complications from Covid-19.
He was born on December 22, 1961, he is the son of Winston and Betty Parker. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Abner & Rosie Mae Ghorley, John C. and Sybil Parker, Laura Ledford, his mother and father-in-law Walter and Bettye Patterson and a host of other loved ones and dear friends. He loved the Lord with all his heart, he was of the Church of God faith where he was an ordained minister. He was a retired deputy from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office where he served from 1993-2002. He loved and supported all his brothers in law enforcement.
He is survived by his wife Alisha Parker, daughters Melea Parker and Cecilia (Chad) Fisher. His parents Winston and Betty Parker. Special grandchildren Ty, Haley and Cade Fisher. His sisters and brothers: Patricia (Mike) Stanley, Randy Parker & his significant other Sara Vowels, Regina (Michael) Fowler, Sam (Lillie) Parker and Gloria (Timmy) Sanders. sister-in-law, Aletae (Steve) Quarles; brothers-in-law, Scott Patterson and Greg (Shannon) Patterson; A host of nieces, nephews and other precious loved ones survive. Adopted sisters: Tina Colquitt, Selina Hicks, and Tonya Hicks. Special friends Ron Mason & family, Charles Guyton, Larry Holsomback & family, the Warren Family and many other special friends survive.
Family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons funeral home on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm.
Graveside services to follow visitation at 2:00 pm from Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens with Ron Mason and Doug Simmons officiating as well as full honor guard from the Gordon County Sheriff’s office.
Pallbearers will be, Cade Fisher, Aaron Epps, Robbie Bagley, Bradley Mason, Scott Payne, Ray Whittemore and Tim Poarch.
Honorary Pallbearers will be, Ty and Haley Fisher, Charles Guyton, his brothers that served with him in law enforcement and the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.
Floral contributions can be made also as well as donations to:
The Georgia Sheriffs Association
Ronald McDonald House
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