James (Jimmy) Parks - Class Of 1969

James (Jimmy) Parks

James Boyd Parks Sr., 70, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Deacon Don Coates will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6PM Sunday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Masks and social distancing are required to be in attendance at the service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Caring for a Cause,

Mr. Parks was born December 17, 1950 in Salisbury, NC the son of the late Betty Jean Wyrick Parks and William John Parks and was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Allen Parks and brother, Johnny Parks. He was a retired engineer with Norfolk Southern Railroad and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Patricia Tanner Parks; children, Sandra (Bert) Rozier, James B. Parks Jr., Rachel (William) Whiddon, Cheryl (Robbie) Story, and Cody (Ashley) Parks “nephew”; grandchildren, WilliamAllen, Josie, Draven, Anna, and Brooklynn; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visit to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

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01/19/21 09:16 AM #1    

Wayne Bowden (1969)

Jimmy  and I were not close except for the fact that anyone that went to Mark Smith and Lasseter were considered close friends by me.  Jimmy and I were on the B team football together and were good friends there.  He also lived in Jones County and I ran across him on occasion there.  We always passed with a smile and a greeting and usually talked about going to the class reunions.  In my mind Jimmy was a great person and I was proud to have known him as a friend.  God bless to you Jimmy and I hope to see you again beyond the pearly gates.  - Wayne Bowden class of 69.

01/20/21 12:24 PM #2    

Gail Merritt (Travillian) (1969)

Jimmy grew up down the street from me. I recall us always waving at each other as we biked up and down Alandale Drive. He had a ready wink and smile. Condolences to his family. Until we meet again, your friend, 

Gail Merritt Travillian 

Class of 1969

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