June 3, 1932 - October 3, 2020
Thomas H. “Tommy” Parham, 88, of Paducah, KY, formerly of Cairo, died at 4:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 2020, at The Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. Tommy was born June 3, 1932 in Wickliffe, the son of Thomas Avery Parham and Georgia Harris Parham. He married Emma Jean Lang who survives. Tommy was born and raised in Wickliffe. He served in the United States Army and the United States Air Force in the Electric Maintenance Squadron. He was a member of Tigert Methodist Church in Cairo where he drove the church bus. He was an ace mechanic, fixing everyone’s car. He worked at Parham’s Garage in Wickliffe and then acquired his own business in Urbandale. He later worked for Falconite Crane when they were in Cairo. He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Lang Parham, of Paducah; daughter, Catherine Parham Smith and husband Gary Smith of Corbin, KY; son, James Parham of Walker, LA; step-sons, Billy Thistlewood and wife Phyllis Thistlewood of Paducah, Larry Thistlewood and wife Dorothy Thistlewood of Paducah; grandchildren, Brian Smith and wife Jennifer Smith of Portland, TN, Daniel Smith of Portland, TN, Merrell Parham Borne and husband Trampus Borne of Walker, LA, Thomas “Tommy” J. Parham of Walker, LA; step-grandchildren, Kaelin Thistlewood and wife Brittany of Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL, Tia Thistlewood Wheatley and husband Bryan Wheatley of Los Angeles, CA; great grandchildren, Sadie Smith, Hunter Borne, Addison Borne, Gabrielle Borne of Walker, LA; step-great grandchild, Brayden Thistlewood of Montgomery, AL; siblings, Milo Parham of Gage, KY, Ruth Ann Parham-Blanks and husband Jimmy Blanks of Wickliffe, KY, Shirley Parham of Wickliffe, KY, Martha Parham of Thebes, IL; cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Avery Parham and Georgia Harris Parham, step-mother, Frances Parham, brother, Max Parham, and daughter-in-law, Tracey Parham. Funeral services for Tommy Parham will be at 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Crain Funeral Home in Cairo with Jerry Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mound City National Cemetery with military honors provided by the U. S. Air Force burial team and local veterans. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to the hour of service.
Thomas H. “Tommy” Parham, 88, of Paducah, KY, formerly of Cairo, died at 4:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 2020, at The Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. Tommy was born June 3, 1932 in Wickliffe, the son of Thomas... View Obituary & Service Information
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