Joe Allen Parsley
August 14, 1945 -
May 14, 2022

Visitation

May 18, 2022
2 pm to 4 pm

Service 

May 18, 2022
4 pm

Interment

May 18, 2022
Obituary

It is with regret we announce the sudden passing of Joe Allen Parsley, age 76, of Fayetteville Tennessee on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. Joe was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on August 14, 1945. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Delphia Gay Parsley; daughters, Pamela Parsley Steelman, and Heather Parsley Thompson (Brad Thompson); grandson, Alexander (Alex) Thompson, all of Fayetteville; sisters, Mary St. John of Woodbury, and Nell Moore (Carl Moore) of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olene Parsley; sister, Patsy Rutledge; brother, Danny Parsley; and son-in-law, Ray Steelman. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Joe was a successful grocery business owner since 1968: Parsley’s Supermarket and later numerous convenience stores DBA Parsley Enterprises. He also raised Black Angus Cattle on his farm and was a member of the Black Angus Association. He took great delight in watching his only grandchild, Alex, learn the cattle business at a very young age winning many 1st Place awards and showmanship honors, and eventually becoming a 4H Livestock Judge. He also wanted Alex (Big Al) to never forget how he was loved, and if he could give him one thing in life it would be the ability to see himself through his eyes; only then would he realize how special he was to his PaPa, just like his two daughters were.

A funeral service will be held at 4 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Dwight Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 4 pm on Wednesday at Higgins.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joe Allen Parsley.

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33 Comments

  1. Amber King

    I am so sorry for you guy’s lose great man very successful I miss you all am living in North Carolina now my mom passed away and I know how much she cared for you, you both were her friends but I send my love and sympathy and just remember God conquers all and we all have a purpose here on earth and will see all of our loved ones in heaven if you would like to talk my number is 8282847250

    Reply
  2. Melissa J Henderson

    Mrs Gay, I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Joe. I have always thought so much of both of y’all. You’ve been so good to my family over the many years. Starting with your grocery store on the by-pass before I was even born. My mama and daddy thought so much of y’all too. Joyce and Johnny Henderson. And it meant alot that you always asked about mama everytime I saw you. Y’all are both wonderful people. Thank God for you both and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Rest in peace Mr Joe Parsley. You will be missed by so many. You touched so many people in your time here with us. Love, Melissa Henderson

    Reply
  3. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Gay and family so sorry to hear about your your loss of Joe may you all feel God comfort and peace in days to come…

    Reply
  4. Billy Locker

    My prayers are with you guys. May the Lord give y’all the comfort and peace that passes all understanding during this time. Did business wish Joe and Gay for years.. Great family.

    Reply
  5. Barbara Faulkner

    Joe Parsley and Gay, his wife were long-time friends. I traded with them for years when I worked at Scovill and they were on the bypass. Sorry for his loss. Prayers lifted for family.

    Reply
  6. Lenis Storey

    So sorry for the loss of Joe I worked for him off and in for several years prayers for his family

    Reply
  7. Parsleys Market & Deli @ park city

    Hi Gay we are so sorry to hear your loss.
    We really miss him a lot. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. May his soul Rest In Peace 🙏🙏

    Reply
  8. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Gay, Pam and Heather,
    We are so sorry to hear about Joe. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love
    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  9. Keith Kilpatrick

    Prayers go out to your family. I enjoyed working for Joe and getting to know Gay, Pam and Heather. Joe will be missed.

    Killer

    Reply
  10. Cathy Hickerson

    I’m so so sorry Gay to hear this. Sending love, hugs & prayers to you, the girls & Alex. May Gid be with you strongly now to give you all strength & comfort. Love you!!!

    Reply
  11. Kim McWhirter

    Gay, Pam and Heather,
    I’m praying for comfort and peace for you all. I’m so sorry about the passing of Joe. I’m really glad I got to sit and talk with him a couple of weeks ago. It was good seeing all of you. Thinking of you and praying for you.
    Love, Kim

    Reply
  12. Tangie Warren

    I love Mr.Joe & Mrs. Gay .Two of the best people I know.Always good to me & good to My little man.Mr.Joe would always load em up with bags of goodies when we went in the store .I love you all Heather & Pam & Mrs .Gay .My thoughts& prayers are with you.

    Reply
  13. Shearin Waller

    Dalphia we are so sorry to hear about your loss of Joe. We know that he was a good husband, father, grandfather and man. Sending prayers to you and your family ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

    Reply
  14. Karla

    I’m so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I remember Joe and Dalphia taking us places and doing things for us when we lost our own mama. Rest in peace Joe.

    Reply
  15. Jerry Armstrong

    Sincere condolences, sweet friend, and to Pam and Heather and all who loved Joe. May his memory be a blessing.

    Reply
  16. Dennis Groce

    I am so sorry to hear this news .Joe was always fun to be around and always willing to help someone in need .he will be missed. God bless him and his loving family. RIP till we meet again 💔 my friend.

    Reply
  17. Amber King

    My greatest condolences am so sorry. Haven’t seen you guys in so long but i do pray God give you peace

    Reply
  18. Holly Hamlin Potts

    Mr Joe was always so kind to me when I would go into one of his many stores throughout the years. Prayers for the family! Much love

    Reply
  19. Robby reed

    Joe was great man love doing business with him when I live off old mulberry ave

    Reply
  20. Barbara Bates

    Dear Gay, Heather, Pam and the entire family. You and Joe have always been so special to our family. Thank you for being so kind to Christy. She always talked about how good you and Joe were to her. You will be in our prayers. We love you very much. Barbara and C.N.

    Reply
  21. Linda F. Williams

    Gaye and Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved Joe. He was so good to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  22. Mike Bishop

    So very sorry the loss of Joe. I know he loved his family and friends . I always enjoyed any dealings or conversations with him.
    May God grant all the family peace, comfort and understanding during this time of mourning.

    Reply
  23. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Pam, Mrs.Gay, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr Joe was a fine man. May God provide comfort. Allow all your wonderful memories to help heal your hearts. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  24. Bobbie McGee

    I am so very sorry, Gay. Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your girls. Praying for comfort for all of your family during this time of sorrow. Love you.

    Reply
  25. Paula Pitts

    Gay and girls I am sorry to hear about Mr.Joe I worked for him many years ago and will never forget him. May God be with you all.

    Reply
  26. Sandra Chunn

    Gay, I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort at this time.

    Reply
  27. Shelia Hornbuckle Adams

    Love and comfort to the family

    Reply
  28. Donnie and Rita Parks

    It is our prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this sad time. May He richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of consolation. Joe was a great Husband, Father and Grandfather. He was a pillar in our community and will be missed.

    Reply
  29. Jennifer

    Gay, my sweet and beautiful friend. I’m so sorry about Joe. My prayers to all of you always. Love. Jennifer Thornton

    Reply
  30. Wanda Morrison

    Oh my goodness. Gay and girls, I am so very very sorry. Praying for comfort for all of you.

    Reply
  31. Allison Edwards Greene

    Gay, Pam, Heather, and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful man. My condolences to you all. Love, Allison & Jim Henry Greene

    Reply
  32. Connie Rogers

    Sending hugs, love and prayers. So sorry for your loss

    Reply
  33. Marcela scott

    With our sincere sympathy to the family joe was a very sweet man. God bless you all. Love u gay

    Lynn and Marcella scott

    Reply

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Memories

33 Comments

  1. Amber King

    I am so sorry for you guy’s lose great man very successful I miss you all am living in North Carolina now my mom passed away and I know how much she cared for you, you both were her friends but I send my love and sympathy and just remember God conquers all and we all have a purpose here on earth and will see all of our loved ones in heaven if you would like to talk my number is 8282847250

    Reply
  2. Melissa J Henderson

    Mrs Gay, I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Joe. I have always thought so much of both of y’all. You’ve been so good to my family over the many years. Starting with your grocery store on the by-pass before I was even born. My mama and daddy thought so much of y’all too. Joyce and Johnny Henderson. And it meant alot that you always asked about mama everytime I saw you. Y’all are both wonderful people. Thank God for you both and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Rest in peace Mr Joe Parsley. You will be missed by so many. You touched so many people in your time here with us. Love, Melissa Henderson

    Reply
  3. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Gay and family so sorry to hear about your your loss of Joe may you all feel God comfort and peace in days to come…

    Reply
  4. Billy Locker

    My prayers are with you guys. May the Lord give y’all the comfort and peace that passes all understanding during this time. Did business wish Joe and Gay for years.. Great family.

    Reply
  5. Barbara Faulkner

    Joe Parsley and Gay, his wife were long-time friends. I traded with them for years when I worked at Scovill and they were on the bypass. Sorry for his loss. Prayers lifted for family.

    Reply
  6. Lenis Storey

    So sorry for the loss of Joe I worked for him off and in for several years prayers for his family

    Reply
  7. Parsleys Market & Deli @ park city

    Hi Gay we are so sorry to hear your loss.
    We really miss him a lot. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. May his soul Rest In Peace 🙏🙏

    Reply
  8. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Gay, Pam and Heather,
    We are so sorry to hear about Joe. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love
    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  9. Keith Kilpatrick

    Prayers go out to your family. I enjoyed working for Joe and getting to know Gay, Pam and Heather. Joe will be missed.

    Killer

    Reply
  10. Cathy Hickerson

    I’m so so sorry Gay to hear this. Sending love, hugs & prayers to you, the girls & Alex. May Gid be with you strongly now to give you all strength & comfort. Love you!!!

    Reply
  11. Kim McWhirter

    Gay, Pam and Heather,
    I’m praying for comfort and peace for you all. I’m so sorry about the passing of Joe. I’m really glad I got to sit and talk with him a couple of weeks ago. It was good seeing all of you. Thinking of you and praying for you.
    Love, Kim

    Reply
  12. Tangie Warren

    I love Mr.Joe & Mrs. Gay .Two of the best people I know.Always good to me & good to My little man.Mr.Joe would always load em up with bags of goodies when we went in the store .I love you all Heather & Pam & Mrs .Gay .My thoughts& prayers are with you.

    Reply
  13. Shearin Waller

    Dalphia we are so sorry to hear about your loss of Joe. We know that he was a good husband, father, grandfather and man. Sending prayers to you and your family ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

    Reply
  14. Karla

    I’m so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I remember Joe and Dalphia taking us places and doing things for us when we lost our own mama. Rest in peace Joe.

    Reply
  15. Jerry Armstrong

    Sincere condolences, sweet friend, and to Pam and Heather and all who loved Joe. May his memory be a blessing.

    Reply
  16. Dennis Groce

    I am so sorry to hear this news .Joe was always fun to be around and always willing to help someone in need .he will be missed. God bless him and his loving family. RIP till we meet again 💔 my friend.

    Reply
  17. Amber King

    My greatest condolences am so sorry. Haven’t seen you guys in so long but i do pray God give you peace

    Reply
  18. Holly Hamlin Potts

    Mr Joe was always so kind to me when I would go into one of his many stores throughout the years. Prayers for the family! Much love

    Reply
  19. Robby reed

    Joe was great man love doing business with him when I live off old mulberry ave

    Reply
  20. Barbara Bates

    Dear Gay, Heather, Pam and the entire family. You and Joe have always been so special to our family. Thank you for being so kind to Christy. She always talked about how good you and Joe were to her. You will be in our prayers. We love you very much. Barbara and C.N.

    Reply
  21. Linda F. Williams

    Gaye and Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved Joe. He was so good to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  22. Mike Bishop

    So very sorry the loss of Joe. I know he loved his family and friends . I always enjoyed any dealings or conversations with him.
    May God grant all the family peace, comfort and understanding during this time of mourning.

    Reply
  23. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Pam, Mrs.Gay, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr Joe was a fine man. May God provide comfort. Allow all your wonderful memories to help heal your hearts. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  24. Bobbie McGee

    I am so very sorry, Gay. Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your girls. Praying for comfort for all of your family during this time of sorrow. Love you.

    Reply
  25. Paula Pitts

    Gay and girls I am sorry to hear about Mr.Joe I worked for him many years ago and will never forget him. May God be with you all.

    Reply
  26. Sandra Chunn

    Gay, I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort at this time.

    Reply
  27. Shelia Hornbuckle Adams

    Love and comfort to the family

    Reply
  28. Donnie and Rita Parks

    It is our prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this sad time. May He richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of consolation. Joe was a great Husband, Father and Grandfather. He was a pillar in our community and will be missed.

    Reply
  29. Jennifer

    Gay, my sweet and beautiful friend. I’m so sorry about Joe. My prayers to all of you always. Love. Jennifer Thornton

    Reply
  30. Wanda Morrison

    Oh my goodness. Gay and girls, I am so very very sorry. Praying for comfort for all of you.

    Reply
  31. Allison Edwards Greene

    Gay, Pam, Heather, and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful man. My condolences to you all. Love, Allison & Jim Henry Greene

    Reply
  32. Connie Rogers

    Sending hugs, love and prayers. So sorry for your loss

    Reply
  33. Marcela scott

    With our sincere sympathy to the family joe was a very sweet man. God bless you all. Love u gay

    Lynn and Marcella scott

    Reply

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