(EPHESUS, Ga.) Bobby Wayne Parmer passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 7, 2021. He was 83.

The family will receive friends at Rainwater Funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. EST.

The funeral will be Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. CST at Gray Hill Church of God in Woodland, Ala. David Parmer, Josh Parmer and Bill Calhoun will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Bobby was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Ephesus, Ga., to the late James Ervin and Cora Lee Parmer, and he loved the Ephesus community, where he was born and raised. He grew up at Gray Hill Church of God and was a member since 1962. He held positions in the church, such as Sunday school superintendent, and was the church clerk for many years. But most of all he enjoyed praising the Lord through singing and playing the tambourine. In 2004, the Church of God Department of Lay Ministries inducted Bobby into the Hall of Christian Excellence. As a profession, Bobby raised chickens for Gold Kist Farms for 31 years. He also raised cattle, operated heavy equipment and farmed his land.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lynda Stogner Parmer; children and their spouses, David and Lisa Parmer, Phil and Barbara Parmer, Luauna and Randy Cummings, Matt and Connie Parmer, and Mark and Elaine Parmer; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Betty Parmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sister-in-law, Hanley and Hollis and Letha Parmer; and sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Armond Cofield.

Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon, Ga.

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