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Barbara Dodson Parkinson (Nany)

• May 23, 2020 at 3:51 PM

JOHNSON CITY - Barbara Dodson Parkinson (Nany), 86, of Johnson City, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at NHC Health Care in Johnson City. She was born in McMinn County and was the daughter of the late Frank and Ann Marie Dodson.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brothers: James Creed Liner, Edward Fisk Dodson, and Charles Johnson Liner.

Barbara loved extravagantly and was loved in return. Most would describe her as vivacious, feisty, and full of life. She was a stranger to none, and lived a selfless life to serve others.

She moved to Johnson City where she helped start Watauga Insurance in 1974. Barbara received an award for “Outstanding Insurance Woman” of the year in 1981, and was the Vice President of Watauga Insurance up until her retirement in February of 2009.

Those left to cherish Barbara’s memory include her daughter, Becky Parkinson Segrest and her husband Craig, grandchildren: Ashley Ann Turner and her husband, Josh, and Cody Allen Segrest; great grandchildren: Gracelyn Kate Turner, and Levi Ford Turner; sister Jean Dodson Arrants, several nieces and nephews, and her very special friend, June Griffitts.

Barbara’s family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Alan Forbush, Silver Angels home health workers, and the staff at NHC Health Care especially Station 1 and Station 4 nurses.

The family will hold a gathering on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Tetrick Funeral Services from 6-7 to honor Barbara’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter 3411 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples St. Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the family of Barbara during this difficult time.

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