ARLINGTON-Juanita Earlene Parker Tawater, 90, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Arlington.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Friday at Tate Springs Baptist Church, 4201 Little Rd. Arlington. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth.
Juanita was born on June 13, 1926 in Harmon County, OK to Granville William Parker and Margeit Jane Bratcher Parker. An Arlington resident for the past 76 years, she was a pillar of Tate Springs Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Handley High School in 1944. Juanita married Thomas Ewell Tawater on May 10, 1946 in Arlington at the Tate Springs Parsonage. She was the last surviving of 9 children in her family. She enjoyed gardening, painting and art.
Juanita is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Thomas Tawater in 2007.
Survivors: Daughter, Connie Tawater Miller; son, Randy Ewell Tawater and wife, Doris Lawing Tawater; grandchildren, Julie Earlene Puckett, Matt Thomas Tawater and Adam Parker Tawater; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family.
Wade Family Funeral Home