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Kenny Ray Parker

January 22, 1960 — April 27, 2024

Kenton, Tn.

Kenny Ray "Big K" Parker age 64, of Kenton, Tennessee quietly entered his Heavenly home on Saturday, April 27, 2024, with his family and friends around him. A Celebration of Life Service for Big K will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 4PM at Hunter's Refuge and Lodging and RV, 5226 Kenton Levee Road, Kenton, Tennessee 38233. A gathering of friends and family will begin at 3PM and go until service time.


Mr. Kenny Ray Parker was born January 22, 1960; to the late Ivy Ray and Barbara Faye Campbell Parker. Kenny was a retired Goodyear employee after 30 years of service. He also worked with the Obion County Co-Op as a tender truck driver. Kenny enjoyed riding his motorcycle, NASCAR, and speed racing; along with spending time with his friends, which was his most cherished time.


Kenny is survived by his loving wife, Karen Parker; stepmother, Beverly Parker; stepdaughter, Kerri Covington and husband Jim; three step-grandchildren, Counce Covington, Josiah Covington, and Brianna Covington; siblings, Joel Thomas and wife Angela, Joshua Thomas, Jayce Holman, Jason Thomas, and Candie Thomas. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Demetra Parker and Marcia Mann; and two brothers, Ewell Anderson, and Gerald "Corky" Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, Kenny request memorials be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.


Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kenny Ray "Big K" Parker.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, May 5, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Hunter's Refuge and Lodging and RV

5226 Kenton Levee Road, Kenton, TN 38233

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, May 5, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Hunter's Refuge, Lodging and RV

5226 Kenton Levee Road, Kenton, TN 38233

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