Kozell "Shorty" Parker

June 8, 1926April 9, 2019

Funeral Services for Kozell (Shorty) Parker will be held on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon with Michael McCracken, his son-in-law, and Rodney Sumner, his great nephew, officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, Texas with internment in Haven of Memories Cemetery.

Kozell (Shorty) Parker, was born June 8, 1926 in Wills Point, Texas to the late Howell James Parker and Lamora Maybelle Nicholson Parker. He drew his last breath on Earth and his first breath in Heaven on April 9, 2019 in Georgia.

Shorty was a very devoted Christian man attending Fruitvale First Baptist Church in Fruitvale, Texas for the better part of his life. After moving to Georgia to be near his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, he attended Castleberry Road Baptist Church with his family.

Shorty is survived by his daughters: Jan Parker Eldredge, Kim Parker McCracken and husband Mike; grandchildren: Micheal Eldredge, Crystal McCracken Thornton and husband Ben, Clint McCracken and wife Brooke; six great-grandchildren: Parker Elizabeth Eldredge, Landon Micheal Eldredge, Logan Alexander Thornton, Jaxson Chase Thornton, Brooklyn Grace McCracken and Caleb Everett McCracken; and sisters: Mary Tillman and Virginia Lee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shorty is preceded in death by his beautiful wife JoAnn, his parents, Howell James Parker and Maybelle Parker; and sisters: a baby sister who died shortly after birth, Dollie, Hazel, Goldie, Etta Mae, Catherine(Cassie), Charity, and Mildred (Millie); and three brothers: Neal, James and Odell (Joe).


  • Kim and Mike McCracken, Daughter
  • Jan Parker Eldredge, Daughter
  • Michael Eldredge, Grandchild
  • Crystal McCracken Thornton and Ben, Grandchild
  • Clint McCracken and Brooke, Grandchild
  • Parker Elizabeth Eldredge, Great Grandchild
  • Landon Michael Eldredge, Great Grandchild
  • Logan Alexander Thornton, Great Grandchild
  • Jaxson Chase Thornton, Great Grandchild
  • Brooklyn Grace McCracken, Great Grandchild
  • Caleb Everett McCracken, Great Grandchild
  • Mary Tillman, Sister
  • Virginia Lee, Sister
  • Numerous ., Nieces and Nephews
  • JoAnn Parker, Wife
  • Howell James Parker, Father
  • Lamora Maybelle Nicholson Parker, Mother
  • Baby, Dollie, Hazel, Goldie, Ella Mae, Cahterine (Cassie), Charity and Mildred (Millie), Sisters
  • Neal, James and Odell (Joe), Brothers


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kozell "Shorty" Parker

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