Cleon Bradley Parham, Jr.

Born in Guthrie, KY on October 11, 1920

Departed on July 28, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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PARHAM Jr., Cleon Bradley-age 91, passed away July 28, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 11, 1920 to Cleon and Nancy Parham in Guthrie, KY. He proudly served our country in WWII in the European Theatre of Operations as a Tech Corporal. Later in life he became a Senior Buyer for the Nashville Board of Education serving 15 years in that position. He was then transferred to Metro Senior Buyer with the State of Tennessee working in this position until his retirement. He was also a man of faith and served many years as a Deacon at Hendersonville Church of Christ. Cleon had many passions in life including deep sea fishing, world travel, gardening, and his dogs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nell Rhodes Parham; children, Peggy Parham Neal and Michael David Parham; grandchildren, Jennifer Coons Brian, Cliff Neal Michelle, Brandon Parham, and Ashlie Sloan Daniel; great-grandchildren, Cash Coons, Madelyn Coons, Cortland Neal, Neelie Sloan, and Madeleine Sloan; sister, Dorothy Legg Bill. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with Dr. Rodney Cloud officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. and also on Wednesday from 1 p.m.-2p.m. at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

7 Comments to Cleon Bradley Parham, Jr.

  1. John Goodwin
    July 30, 2012 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to let ya’ll know I am thinking of the family in this tough time, and praying for God’s comfort.

  2. Carl Rhodes
    July 31, 2012 12:00 am

    I remember visiting Uncle Cleon as a kid, and he was always kind and actually took the time to try to entertain us, -kids though we were. As adults, we had a great time visiting him and Aunt Nell. He was a gifted story teller and had a wry sense of humor. The world was a better place because he was in it.

    God Speed Uncle Cleon.

    Carl and Melissa Rhodes

  3. Ed Staley
    August 1, 2012 12:00 am

    Mrs. Nell, Mike and Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers.

  4. Paul Sears
    August 1, 2012 12:00 am

    Mike, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  5. Don Henderson
    August 2, 2012 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Mike, and your family in the loss of your Dad! He was a very special man, and will be missed by all.
    Love,
    Don and Lynn Henderson

  6. jack& Brenda Frye
    August 3, 2012 12:00 am

    he was a good man. he will be missed. jackand brenda frye

  7. Sandi Henderson
    August 5, 2012 12:00 am

    Mike,

    Neal Hart notified me that your Dad had passed away. I am so sorry. I don’t know if you will remember me or not, but I wanted you and your Mom to know that I was thinking about you all.

    Sandi Henderson Wells