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James E. Parker
January 29, 1968 - July 12, 2007

Mr. Jim Parker, 39 of Trumann died Thursday at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Parker was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo,. and had lived in Trumann his lifetime. He was a 1986 graduate of Trumann High School and owned and operated Jonesboro Auto Body Shop in Jonesboro and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Tulot. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Parker.Survivors include his wife, Lora Parker of the home; one son, Ethan Parker and two daughters, Brittany and Ashton Parker all of the home; his mother, Sue Parker of Leachville; one brother, Charlie Parker of Jonesboro, and two sisters, Sheila Peltier of Trumann and Elsie Parker of San Antonio, Tx. Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon July 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Darrel Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Harrisburg Cemetery in Harrisburg, Ark. Pallbearers will be Shannon Watkins, Joey Wilson, Greg Wilson, Kevin Brooks, Shannon Henson and Brad Staten. Visitation will be from Sunday July 15, 2007 from 1 p.m. until service time at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. Online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Sonya Blankenship, Jonesboro says

    Lora, He will never be forgotten because we all carry him in our hearts...He can still make me smile when I think about him. I love you so much and we will always be family.

  2. Steve Hansen, Lincoln, NE says

    Lora,My deepest sympathies and condolences on your lost. May you find strength and guidance in your faith. All of us at Snyder Industries have you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.Steve



  4. Jon Hampton, Bay says

    I met Jim several years ago when I played softball with Davis Trucking. I've played against him and with him and he was a great person. I hadn't seen Jim in a long time and was deeply saddened when I read this.He was someone I'll never forget meeting. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Patricia Garrett, trunamm ar 72472 says

    jim was a good man and my family known him personaly he was our mechanic for many years and then when my husband lonnie passed away he was there to comfort me and help me throgh and if there was anything that he could help me with he did and i will keep u in my prayers i know how hard it is to loose ur husband your bestfriend jim will always be in ur heart it has been along time simce he has seen lonnie but know he will get too

  6. chris jackson, newport, arkansas says

    Lora, we were so sorry to hear about your husband. We wanted to come for the viewing/funeral, but we had been out of town and didn't get back in time. We just wanted you all to know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to keep you in our prayers. The only thing I can tell you and the best thing that I know to tell you is just to lean on your heavenly Father. He knows your hurts.Love, Chris (Osment)Jackson and Alice Osment

  7. george, trumann arkansas says

    im sorry i did not no he wise kin and when i wise told it hert me may god be with you all

  8. Haynes Family, Trumann, AR says

    Parker Family, We are so very sorry to hear about Jim's death. We know Jim was a great guy and that you will all miss him terribly. We are praying that God will heal your broken hearts and give you peace. Reach out to those around you for your needs now, and in the future. Our love is with you and we are grieving for you and with you. Sincerely, Ronnie, Shannon, Sean and Johanna Haynes

  9. Glenda Eich, Trumann says

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing person, who everone loved and adored very much.We will be here if you need us at anytime Glenda

  10. Judy Eich, Trumann says

    We care and love you all. We cared for Jim alot he was a very good person and has been here for our family alot. That was Jim a very careing person. At times tried to be tuff and rough but for those of us that knew him knew better. He will greatlly be missed. Judy

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  12. chris jackson, newport, arkansas says

    Lora, we are so sorry to hear about your husband. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard. We are sorry that we didn't get to make the service today. We have been out of town and didn't return until last night and mama(alice) and daddy didn't get home until this afternoon. We just wanted you and your family to know that we are praying for you all.Chris(Osment)Jackson and Alice Osment

  13. Stuart Simpson, Jonesboro says

    I was fortunate to have found James as he was always fixing my cars over the years. He did excellent work and was a true artist in his ability. I was shocked and saddened by the news, but he was a nice and friendly guy to work with. I know he'll be missed.

  14. The Craig Family, Trumann says

    Lora, Brittany, Ashton and Ethan, we are very sorry for your loss. We'll keep you all in our prayers and if there is anything we can do for you let us know. God Bless, Jason, Amy, and the girls.

  15. Robert Brecheen, Trumann says

    sorry for your lost

  16. Chrystal Hamilton, Trumann, AR says

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know Jim had to have been a great parent to raise two fine children like Ethan and Ashton. If there is anything I can do for your family during this difficult time please call.Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Mike,Chrystal,and Harleigh Hamilton

  17. shawna williams new, trumann ar says

    i am so sorry for your loss i went to school with jim all of my life my thoughts and prayers will be with his family he always had a smile in school to brighten up the day he was always a comedian in school he will trully me missed

  18. Sharron Turman, Jonesboro, AR says

    Lora and Family, My heartfelt condolences go out to you all. I had known Jim long before I ever came to Trumann. When he played at Southside Complex in Jonesboro, I could always remember what a great ball player that he was. He loved the game and was always a gentleman when he was around me. May God Bless and Comfort you through your time of sorrow. I know the loving memories will help sustain you all. Your family will be in my prayers. Sharron Turman

  19. Bill Goodman, Jonesboro Arkansas says

    Sorry for your lost. Our prayers are with you. Bill and Sharon GoodmanJeffery Goodman

  20. Shannon & Tricia Henson, Jonesboro, AR says

    Jim will certainly be missed. We are very sorry for your loss. He was a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Stan and Sharon Cragg, Conway, AR says

    Lora and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed your family visits at the house while Jim and the other 'boys' played ball in the Conway area. Love to you all...

  22. Carolyn Hendrix, Trumann AR says

    Lora, Brittany,Ethan and Ashton,We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and will continue to be with you in the days ahead. Grieve in your own way and in your own time. We are here for you guys, just around the corner. Brittany was here for Jordan and he wants to be here for her and the twins. We don't always understand but we just have to rely on God to sustain us.We love you all,Carolyn and Jordan

  23. Josh Longmire (Zales), Jonesboro, Arkansas says

    Our sympathies go out to your family. We are keeping you in our prayers.God Bless,Josh Longmireand Zales Jewelers

  24. Ron & Connie Jones, Jonesboro, AR says

    We were customers of Jonesboro Auto Body and highly respected Jim. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. You are in our prayers.May God's peace rest upon you,Ron & Connie Jones

  25. Laura Don and Evan Michaud, Ogden, KS says

    I am sorry for your loss. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

  26. Debbie and family, Hot Springs says

    Dear Lora and family. There never seems just to be the right words to say in such a time of grief. No one truly knows how you feel. But know that we have you in our hearts and we love you very much. We truly wish we could be there with you, if there's anything that we can do for you. Please let us know you and the children will be in our prayers each night, and know that God and his true love is watching over you in your time of grief. They say that time heals all wounds, and it is true, but it seems to take forever. But with God's help your burdens and sorrows will come to pass but your love for Jim will always be there with you to comfort you and that will never go away. You and your children will always be welcome in our home. Later after things have settled. Perhaps you can get a chance to come visit with us for a while. We love you very much. All our love Debbie Al and Courtney

  27. Jeff and Michelle Sullivan, Jonesboro, Ar says

    Lora, Brittany, Ashton, and Ethan, Jeff and I are so sorry to hear about Jim. We still talk about Ethan and Ashton in Sunday School and laugh. They were a fun and lively group that year! If we can do anything to help, please call. Again, so very sorry.Sincerely,Jeff, Michelle, Paige and Matthew Sullivan

  28. Scott & Sherry McMunn, Marked Tree says

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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