Ronald Earl Parks
January 6, 1946 ~ August 16, 2012
Ronald Earl Parks, age 66, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday, August 16, 2012, at his home. He was born January 6, 1946 in Fort Scott the son of Earl William Parks and Hattie Dorene Davis Parks. Ron was a 1964 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He graduated from Pittsburg State University. He married Delphine Snyder Hill on September 18, 1976 in Fort Scott. He had worked for the Red Barn Restaurant in High School. Ron owned H & H Realty Company and later Parks Realty Company. He also owned the Parks Feed Store and Treasure Barn. Prior to retirement because of health, he worked for Bruce Marble and Granite as well as cattle on his farm. He was a member of the Community Christian Church. He loved going to grandchildren’s youth activities and working with the Class of 1964 reunions.
Survivors include his wife, Del of the home; one son, Justin Parks and wife Gale, Nevada, Missouri; two daughters, Shelly Huss and husband Matt, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Hilery Payne and husband Logan, Springdale, Arkansas. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Lucile Snyder, Fort Scott; a sister, Pat Payne, Fort Scott; brothers-in-law, Eldred Snyder, Nevada and Floyd Snyder and wife Jeanette, West Richland, Washington; five grandchildren, Mannix, Abigale, Minka-Szabella, Tyler and Moxley; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Connie Miller Parks.
Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday in the Community Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to either Fort Scott High School Class of 1964, Community Christian Church or HPA for the Old Congregational Church, and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
Mon. Aug. 20, 2012
5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel
Tue. Aug. 21, 2012
Community Christian Church
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