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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Darnell Paul Parks

November 7, 1979January 9, 2020
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Darnell Paul Parks, 40, of Davenport, IA passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

He was born on November 7, 1979 to W.L. Parks Sr. and Elizabeth (Elk) Parks in Silvis, IL. He grew up in Bettendorf and lived in Davenport as well.

Darnell was a very passionate, private and stubborn person. He loved making music, tattoos, video games, and his three dogs. He was always taking things apart to see how they worked. He had a huge heart and loved his family, friends, and animals. He also loved a good challenge.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Russell Elk (Bonni), Willie Parks (Brandy) and Cade Parks; aunt, Francine Counter; girlfriend, Mandi Vanderveer; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

  • FAMILY

  • W.L. Parks, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth (Elk) Parks, Mother (deceased)
  • Russell Elk (Bonni), Brother
  • Willie Parks (Brandy), Brother
  • Cade Parks, Brother
  • Francine Counter, Aunt
  • Mandi Vanderveer, Girlfriend
  • Also left to cherish his memory are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Russ Elk, Pallbearer
  • Cade Parks, Pallbearer
  • Will Parks Jr., Pallbearer
  • Dale St. Goddard, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Counter, Pallbearer
  • Nick Brown, Pallbearer
  • Will Parks III, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • The Family

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David Belser

January 19, 2020

What a great guy, gone way too soon....I remember skipping class in high school to go down the road and practice tricks on our bikes in front of his house, pretty sure if they gave out awards for days missed at school, Darnell would have gotten gold lol

Brandy Parks

January 17, 2020

RIP brother. You can now rest. We will all miss you more than you will ever know. I will miss the times we laughed and the times you would roast me when we were kids. Fly high and godspeed brother. See you on the other side. Protect our family with your Mom and watch over us all. You will be so missed.

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Biography

Darnell Paul Parks, 40, of Davenport, IA passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. He was born on November 7, 1979 to W.L. Parks Sr. and Elizabeth (Elk) Parks in Silvis, IL. He grew up in Bettendorf and lived in Davenport as well. Darnell was a very passionate, private and stubborn person. He loved making music, tattoos, video games, and his three dogs. He was always taking things apart to see how they worked. He had a huge heart and loved his family, friends, and animals. He also loved a good challenge. Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Russell Elk (Bonni), Willie Parks (Brandy) and Cade Parks; aunt, Francine Counter; girlfriend, Mandi Vanderveer; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.