Mr. Allen Parker, 56, of Jonesboro, passed away Jan. 19, 2013. He was born in Dothan, Ala., to Kate Fellows Parker and the late Robert Odell Parker. Allen was a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Ashford, Ala., and retired after 24 years with ABF. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union Local 728. Allen enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the yard, wood crafts, spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful son, father and husband. He was thoughtful, generous, honest and full of life.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Parker, of Jonesboro; mother, Kate Parker, of Ashford, Ala.; daughters, Kimberly (Scott) Starrett, of McDonough, Ga., Brittnie (Rhett) Butler, of Port St. Joe, Fla.; brother, Wayne (Theresa) Parker, of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Miles, Rilan and Parker Butler, Ansleigh and Annistyn Starrett; niece, Kristin Walters.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Rev. Terrell Hopkins will officiate. Friends may visit the family Friday from 4-7 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. CST in the Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashford, Ala. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Allen. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, 770-914-8833,