Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN


SSG Parker Gordon Fox

September 14, 1994July 21, 2020

SSG Parker Gordon Fox passed away at his home in Columbus, GA, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the age of 25. He is survived by his parents, David and Brenda (Ogle) Fox; his grandparents, Kermit and Marie Fox; his sister, Madelyn Fox-Defago; his brother-in-law, Jefferson Defago; his nephew, Elliott Defago; his brother, Jackson Fox; his life partner, Makenzie (Hargrave) Fox; and his dog, Willie Nelson Fox.

Parker was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School (Class of 2012), where he was on the wrestling team. He joined the Army in 2014 and was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, before working as a Sniper Instructor at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Ft. Benning, GA. Parker was a talented musician and singer who enjoyed playing his guitar with friends and family. He treasured his 1962 Gibson B-25, gifted to him by his grandfather. Music was an integral part of his life, and he loved discovering new artists and songs. Parker’s vibrant personality left an impact on everyone he encountered, and stories abound of his kindness and generosity towards others in their times of need. His legacy is one of loyalty, thoughtfulness, joy, compassion, and deep friendships.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00PM EST on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, TN. Due to COVID-19 seating restrictions, the service will also be live-streamed and can be accessed by visiting www.waverlyroadpc.org. Committal Service and Interment will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00AM in the Garden of the Last Supper at Monte Vista Memorial Park with Rev. Collin Adams officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and members of the Army National Guard. Pallbearers will be Jefferson Defago, Alexander Hargrave, Adrian Hargrave, Quenton Schur, Jackson Fox and Clint Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jakob Curtis and Madelyn Defago.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium in his name, or to Lifeline for Vets, the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel, or Project Echelon.

The family of SSG Parker Gordon Fox is in the care of Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park.


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Committal Service & Interment

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


SSG Parker Gordon Fox

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Kathy and Kenny Francescon

August 3, 2020

David and Brenda,
Kenny and I have talked and remembered Parker all week... we have cried with you and for you...I know there are no words that will ease your pain and grief. Just please know how very much we care and we are here for you always...
Parker was a blessing and a true joy into our lives and we are so thankful that God blessed our paths to cross. He will always have a special place in our hearts, and His light will always burn brightly in our memories. We truly loved your beautiful boy and the awesome young man he became. It was honor to know him and a joy to love him...we love all of you and will help you in any way we can to carry your pain. With heart felt sorrow and many sad tears, we salute our brave soldier, Parker Fox.

Jeff Bailey

August 3, 2020

Brenda and David, it is with my deepest condolences that I convey my prayers and sympathy upon the death of your son. I remember the times we worked together on the Supplies for Soldiers ads and donation bins and I always respected the work you and David do to make that program a success. Please know you are in my heart and prayers. Best wishes, Jeff Bailey

Conal Gormley

August 3, 2020

Thinking of the Fox family at this time. Parker will always be in our prayers.

Limavady Ulster Project 2009

Eddie Cervantes

August 2, 2020

'Till we regroup brother

Debbie Stiles Snyder

August 1, 2020

David and Family,

I am so sorry about your son. My prayers are with all of you.

Debbie (Stiles) Snyder
Bristol. TN

Joey Moyer

July 31, 2020

Always Able!!!! Until the final manifest.

Deb & Ted Germroth

July 31, 2020

Dear David & Bree,

Our hearts are hurting for you. Parker was such a beautiful, sweet boy and then such a beautiful sweet man. So talented and kind, that little sideways smile that could light up a room. Prayers for comfort for your family.

Deb & Ted

Norma Jean Defago-Bones

July 31, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our most sincere condolences to all family and friends. May God's loving arms embrace you and give you comfort.

Nick & Norma Jean Defago-Bones family

Jim Skillen

July 31, 2020

My Dear Fox Family,
I was in attendance today at the online service. Seeing the Sanctuary brought back memories of attending many services there. I felt as if I were again a part of the WRPC community. As you know a piece of my life resides there every day and at some day in the future I will be reunited with Jane in our own spot in the columbarium. I hope that you felt the close communal spirit that I felt today and it will help you recall good memories and great times within the WRPC community. My prayers are with you and I will always have my memories of Parker and the rest of the Fox family.

Love in Christ,
Jim Skillen

Debbie Pencarinha

July 31, 2020

Brenda, David and family - We all have fond memories of David and Parker as great friends at Johnson Elementary. At a time when skateboarding and Heelies were the rage, our boys had so much fun together! David still talks about his trip to Florida and Disney with your family and how much fun everyone had together. Parker truly was a loyal friend and, like so many others, David is devastated to hear he is gone. We all feel heartache that surely pales in comparison to yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are sending extra hugs for the months to come. We are just a phone call away if you want to talk. Love you all!


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