Obituaries for July 19, 2013

Delvin Reese Parks

Funeral services for Mr. Parks are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday July 20 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Suiter will officiate and interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends on Friday from 3-8 p.m. and again on Saturday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Parks, 80 of Lebanon, passed away Thursday July 18, 2013. He was born on Oct. 25, 1932, son of the late Elmer Sr. and Bertha Collins Parks. He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War and served aboard the USS Princeton as a helicopter mechanic. He was a member of the American Legion, active in Junior Achievement and a long time Kiwanis baseball coach. Mr. Parks was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by brother, Elmer Parks Jr.; sister, Irene Wells.

He is survived by wife of 56 years, Betty Holland Parks; four children, Steve Dewaine Parks (Pamela Lynch), Jerry Lynn Parks, Donald Ray (Tina) Parks and Madeanna Leanne Adams; seven grandchildren, Derrick Parks, Tiffany Ligon, Brandi Parks, Shelby Parks, Olivia Adams, Eli Adams and Reese Parks; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Parks, Nolan Parks, Riley Hines, Alexis Hines, Abigail Parks, and Bryson Ligon; and sisters, Dorothy Litchford, Mary Sisco and Thelma Burchett.

Pallbearers will be Donald, Jerry, Steve, and Derrick Parks; Jr. Rogers, Grady Litchford, Riley Hines, Tyler Parks and Michael Wells.

 

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