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Otha Donald Parke, 83, Summer Shade, KY (d. Oct. 25, 2012)

He was a retired farmer and was a son of the late Clyde and Edalene Spears Parke. He was a member of the Missionary Mound Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eva Pearl hayes Parke, and nine direct living descendants

Otha Donald Parke, age 83 of Summer Shade, KY, died Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Monroe County Medical Center, Tompkinsville, KY.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 29, 2012, at 1pmCT, at the Missionary Mound Baptist Church, Tompkinsville Road, Edmonton, KY, with Bro. Dale Copas and Bro Andy Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Missionary Mound Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 5pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home and continue through Sunday, October 28, 2012. Visitation will begin Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10amCT at the church until funeral time.

He was a retired farmer and was a son of the late Clyde and Edalene Spears Parke. He was a member of the Missionary Mound Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of fifty six years, Eva Pearl Hayes Parke, and the following:
  • One daughter: Shirley Parke, Summer Shade, KY

  • Two sons: Jerry (Leisa) Parke and Tommy Parke all of Summer Shade, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Jeremy Parke, Jenny Heckel and Jessie Semon

  • Three great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Edalene Spears Parke.

Memorials may be made to the Missionary Mound Church or Cemetery.

McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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