Marvin “Sonny” Parker, age 77, resident of Smiths Station, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and was reunited with the love of his life, Ann, whom he had been married to for 53 years. Graveside services for Mr. Parker and his wife Marilyn “Ann” Giles Parker, are scheduled at Lakeview Memory Gardens on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10 a.m. with Reverend Cockerill and Johnny Ouzts officiating, according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, Alabama.
Mr. Parker, son of the late John G. Nebiolo and Lurline Jose Evans Nebiolo, was born June 28, 1943 in Harris County, Georgia. Mrs. Parker, daughter of the late A.F. Giles and Ira Mae Chancellor Giles, was born August 19, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia and passed away on April 24, 2016.
He was a retired printer, working faithfully for Communicorp the majority of those years. Mr. and Mrs. Parker both enjoyed spending quality time with their grandchildren and being on Lake Oliver. They looked forward to taking trips to the beach, traveling to the Gulf Coast casinos, supporting their daughters playing softball, and being fans of Alabama football. Mr. Parker enjoyed building things outside for his wife, loved bowling on a bowling league, and watching classic western movies. Mrs. Parker loved to garden, enjoyed crafts and sewing.
The family remembers Mr. Parker as a man who loved his wife, and Mrs. Parker as the “rock of the family.”
Mr. and Mrs. Parker are survived by two daughters, DaRell Nix and her husband Chuck and Denise Dial and her husband Bruce; one son, Mike Knisley and his wife Gail; six grandchildren, Kaci Nix, Chance Nix, Brett Dial, Brendan Dial, Jeremy Knisley, and Kayla Dial; one great-grandchild, Kasen McManus; several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to his caregivers, Linda Newsome and Crystal Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Columbus Hospice at www.columbushospice.com