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Therald "The Chief" Parker

October 30, 1944 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 74)

Therald "The Chief" Parker

Sylacauga, AL - Funeral service for Therald "The Chief" Parker, 74, will be Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel.  Burial will be in Grimes Chapel Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL.

Mr. Parker died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wives, Janette Parker and Betty Parker, brother, Preston Parker, brother, Ralph  Parker, and brother, Grover Parker.  Mr. Parker was a firefighter and EMS for over 40 years, he served of Gov. George Wallace's military staff and was a Vietnam Vet.

He is survived by his four daughters, Kelley Parker Hamilton, Kim West, Mary Dunaway and Licia Isabell all of Sylacauga; two sons, Karl (Dail) Parker of Sylacauga, Jonathan (Makayla) Parker of Oxford; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and brother, Gerald (June) Parker of Alex City.

Visitation will be Monday June 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Andy Osbourn, Hugo Blankenship, Zach Osbourn, Kody Harrison, Randy Littleton and P. J. Polk.  Honorary pallbearers will be County Line Volunteer Fire Department and Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.

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