Robert Edwin Parks Jr.

Robert “Bob” Parks June 27, 1941- March 11, 2018

Robert “Bob” Parks Jr., also known as the “Dancing Bear”, passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest on the morning of Sunday, March 11. Bob and his family have lived in Brentwood for nearly 50 years and recently relocated to Trilogy.

Bob thoroughly enjoyed the 33 years he spent at the Brentwood School District as a teacher, administrator and coach. He spent four years in the Navy during the Vietnam Era, where he discovered his passion for computers and electronics. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, Bob was able to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Hayward and his Master of Arts from University of San Francisco. Bob attended high school at Mount Diablo High School in Concord, California.

Bob leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Linda Rhoads Parks, and two sons Jeffrey and Britton (Michelle) Parks, of Brentwood. He was pre-deceased by his grandson, Evan Parks. He leaves his granddaughters, Nicole Sturges (Bradley), Hannah Perkins-Parks, and Sierra Parks. He also leaves his great-grandchildren, Bailey and Hayden Sturges. Bob is survived by his sister Barbara (George) Manley, as well as nieces and nephews.

An informal celebration of life, which will be known as “Bob’s Party”, will be held at the Brentwood Veteran’s Hall on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1p.m. The Veteran’s Hall is located at 757 1st St, Brentwood, CA 94513.


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Robert Edwin Parks Jr.

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Judy Sorenson Daversa

March 27, 2018

I have so many fond memories of Mr. Parks (Bob) as he was known to me. He always gave me sound advice and knew me before I did. This man cared about his students and their individual goals and lead them towards succeeding in life. I must say he was a special person to me and I’ve thought about him so many times over years. He wrote in my 8th grade yearbook some of the most encouraging words and thoughts for me to think about. I’ve read them over and over throughout my life. Thank you so much Mr. Parks for being the mentor and person you were to everyone. We all loved you and I know you’ll be missed. God Bless you and your family!