There will be a public graveside service on Friday September 24th at 3:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the graveside service on Friday. All are welcome to attend. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Springfield, in Ms. Dian's memory, and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home
In Loving Memory
Emma Dian Sweatt Parks
August 19, 1937 – September 19, 2021
Dian was born August 19, 1937 in Logan County Kentucky to the late Hugh T. and Annabelle Watkins. At a young age, Dian married Paul Clinton Sweatt in 1953. To this union there were six beautiful, loving children: Billy Mac Sweatt (Karen), Paula Dian DeBerry (Ron), Patricia Annette Sloan (Robert), Alan Drew Sweatt, Pamela Gwen Worsham (Jerry), and Clinton Scott Sweatt (Ginger). To these were born ten “truly” grandkids: Clint and Casey Sweatt, Ryan and Jena Clinard, John and Lyndsey Worsham, Paul, Elizabeth, and Olivia Sweatt, and Rob DeBerry. Dian also had 16 great grandchildren: Corbin and Colton Sweatt, Hudson, Carson, Dawson, and Jackson Clinard, Emma Welch, Annabelle, and Mary Rhett Story, Will and Matthew DeBerry, Pearson, Duke, and Ruby Jo Worsham, Jerrilyn and Weston Baldwin, Kimberly Traughber and Logan Birdwell.
In 1978 Dian’s husband, Paul Clinton Sweatt died prematurely at age 43. Dian had six children by age 29 and was widowed for the first time at age 39, but was an unbelievable Mother through all those times and much loved by her children. Dian’s heart was broken again with the loss of her much beloved daughter, Patricia, who died in 2011, and then her loving son, Alan, in 2019.
Dian was a widow from 1978-1988 at which time she married William Porter Parks and acquired an even larger step family of five: Mike, Steve, David, and Chris Parks, and Mary Gortney. After 29 years of marriage Porter passed away in 2017 leaving a big vacuum in her life. Dian also had 9 step grandchildren and 9 great step grandchildren.
Dian dedicated her life to Jehovah in November 1978. Her love and desire were to witness to all and make Jehovah’s name known and to preach about his Son, Jesus Christ, and the heavenly kingdom and the government that will bring peaceful conditions to all mankind. She made this and her family her focus, especially after retiring from Kroger after 30 years.
She touched so many lives and will be dearly missed, but she will live on in all her family and friends that loved her so. In lieu of flowers Dian has requested donations be made to her congregation: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Springfield, Tennessee.
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