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James ParlierATKINS, Va.: JAMES PARLIER, age 91, died Monday, January 4, 2016 at Francis Marion Manor, Marion, Va. He was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Mr. Parlier was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army Air Corps. He was a nose gunner in a B24 and had several bombing missions over Germany. He was a member of Marion Masonic Lodge# 31 A.F. & A.M. and also of Francis Marion VFW Post # 4667. Mr. Parlier served as chairman of Smyth County Red Cross on two different occasions. He was an avid supporter of the program having donated 124 pints of blood. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothe Parlier. Mr. Parlier was the last surviving sibling of his immediate family. Mr. Parlier is survived by three daughters, Teresa Gallacher and husband, Drew of Atkins, Va., Denise Williams and husband, Mike, and Susan Reid of Marion, Va.; one son, David Parlier and wife, Martha of Atkins, Va.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with Reverend Harry Howe and Reverend David Neel officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Virginia with Military Rites conducted by Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. The family will receive friends at the fellowship hall of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church following the entombment. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 14298 Lee Highway, Bristol, Va. 24202. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Parlier Family.
Dear Parlier family, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Lot's of memories with the family. Your Dad always had a smile and a kind word whenever I saw him. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. God bless. Love, Regina
Regina Bowman (Austin) Jan 15 2016 12:00 AM
David and family, Just saw this and was so very sad to hear about your da. He was a great talent and kind to all. I know you'll miss him. Genie
Genie Sneed-Haulsee Jan 13 2016 12:00 AM
So sorry I could not be at the funeral service to celebrate Jim's life as I too am celebrating the life of my father who passed this same week. Jim always made it a point to stay in touch and called the house many times over the years. He was an inspiration and a roll model to me and no doubt to countless others. I first met Jim in my home town of Jackson, OH when he first began working for Merillat Industries. That was around 1978 I think. I could only hope to be half the man Jim was. He will be sorely missed but his memory will be with me always.
Chuck Rowland Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM
Our condolences go out to all the family of Mr. Parlier. He was a wonderful person and Luke loved spending time with him and talking about planes and military aircraft - they could sit on the back porch and chat for hours. We will certainly miss him.
Cecil, Valerie, and Luke Hicks Jan 7 2016 12:00 AM
We'll miss you Uncle Jim!! Great memories of your smile and your great stories.
Bette Maynard Franken Jan 7 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss. Definition of the Greatest Generation : Jim Parlier : It was an honor to call him my friend.
Curtis Pennington Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM
I am very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man to have known and so kind to people. I will always remember him coming in f.bros and talking to me bout his journey through war loved to hear them from him, he told them so good I could not quit listening to him. Heaven gained an awesome angel for sure, he will be missed by so many people here but the legacy he left to the ones who knew him. Thoughts and prayers for all you and may God give you the strength and comfort during this difficult time.......
Hope Doss Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM
Please accept our Heartfelt Condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God give you strength in your time of sorrow. Janene & Ken Cullen
Janene and Ken Cullen Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss. God bless all of you. You are in our prayers. Roger
Roger Puckett Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM
Denise, so sorry to hear this. We thought so much of your Dad. He was a dear, sweet man. We will miss him.
Bill & Bunni Olinger Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM