Emmett Vearl Parks

June 21, 1927May 27, 2021

Emmett V. Parks of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at home at the age of 93. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Carwile Parks.

Born June 21, 1927 in Conesville, OH, Emmett was the son of the late Nellie Fern Parks. Emmett was a veteran and proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was employed and was a retired steel mill supervisor where he met his wife Marjorie and later moved to Lynchburg.

Emmett loved being around people. After retirement he chose to work for Lynchburg City School system as a bus driver and until last year due to the COVID pandemic, he retired after 30 years of service. He said his greatest joy was taking care of the children riding the bus and over time he would drive two generations of families! Emmett was a faithful servant and a beloved member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Emmett is survived by a son, Gregory Parks of Coos Bay, Oregon; two stepsons, David “Jerry” Scott of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Stuart Scott of Tempe, Arizona. He had nine siblings, two surviving siblings; sister, Katheryn Erman of Conesville, Ohio, and brother, Eugene Jones of Coshocton, Ohio. Grandchildren Timothy Q. Parks of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mark Scott, and his wife, Cathy, of Amherst, Virginia, Dawn Utz, and her husband, Troy, of Forest, Virginia, Bridgett Matson, and her husband, Steve, of Chandler, Arizona, and Dustin Scott of Phoenix, Arizona. He was the great-grandfather of five, Ashley Scott, Danielle Utz, Kacie Utz, Grayson Matson, and Brinley Matson, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. His mother Nellie Parks, siblings Leota Parks, Linda Kay Worthington, Betty Ann Baumgardner, Eunice Devol, Jimmy Jones, and William Jones preceded him in death.

Emmett was loved deeply by his family, church, and friends. He would wish any donations or contributions to be given to consider Flat Creek Baptist Church, 14368 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

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Vivian Farmer

June 16, 2021

Emmett, I will miss you telling me on my worse days how good I looked. Your smile is one of a kind. Your Love for people and making others happy, will always be a blessing in our lives. It was so nice to be there to care for you. Vivian Farmer

Robin Bernard

June 8, 2021

Emmett was one of the most wonderful people I've been blessed to know for 21 year's. He had a very kind and gentle spirit and also a wonderful sense of humor. He loved his Marjorie so very much! I enjoyed listening to him sharing stories about his life the good thing's and the heartbreak he had endured. He was a young man stuck in an old man's body. He always kept Lifesavers in his pocket and would give me one everyday. I will miss him so very much! His hugs, his smile, his jokes and the kiss on the cheek he gave me everytime I saw him, are such sweet memories. He was one of a kind and I am so blessed to have had him as my friend. Rest now Emmett and one day I'll see you on the other side.