OBITUARY

James Boyd Parks Sr.

December 17, 1950January 13, 2021

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, https://www.facebook.com/caring4acause/

Mr. Parks was born 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 www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • 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.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021

Memories

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Debbie Seabolt Seabolt

January 16, 2021

Our memories of a lifetime of fun and children. Jimmy and Pat are like our family. We will miss him dearly and wish Pat all the love and strength she will need to carry on. Which she will do for all of the children and grandchildren. We love you all.

Lanny Davis

January 16, 2021

So sad to learn of Jimmy's passing. I worked with Jimmy for many years at Norfolk Southern. He was a great guy who was willing to help anyone. I will always cherish his friendship. RIP my friend.

Larry and Kathy Smallwood

January 15, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that your memories bring you peace and comfort!

Pam and Walter Tanner

January 15, 2021

Jimmy,
This is a very hard post to make. We are all still in shock. Your are loved so very much, you will be missed more than words can say.
We will try to take care of the family you left here while you are taking care of the family you got to rejoin. Especially that beautiful young boy of yours, Allen. May you rest in peace brother-in law.
We love you,
Walter and Pam Tanner

Stacey Nixon

January 15, 2021

Jimmy always had a smile that he shared with everyone he met. Pat, you are in our thoughts and prayers. He loved you beyond measure and his children were his heart. There’s a large spot missing for all of you and anyone who had the privilege of knowing him. I know he is resting with our Lord now and will watch over each of you as the days pass. Cherish all the love and memories you guys had together until you see one another again one day.
Love and huzzs to you and your family.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

Cody Parks

January 15, 2021

I'm going to miss you alot , give Maw Maw, Paw Paw, Allen, Mama and Daddy a big hug for me!

Kathy Dean

January 14, 2021

What a shock. I thought he would always be here. He is so kind, thoughtful, and always smiling. I know he is in heaven with his maker. We went to Lutheran catechism years ago, our families being the only Lutherans in our school. He was always a gentleman. Pat, I know you are missing him, and I pray for you and yours to have God's peace that passes all understanding. Love, Kathy

Susan Harshbarger

January 14, 2021

I cannot imagine our family without Jimmy! He never met a stranger and made you feel like a million dollars when your paths crossed. He was one of the sweetest, giving and committed family men around. He loved my cousin Pat as a young teenager and cherished her through 50+ years of marriage. He was a wonderful dad and there is no doubt how much his children have loved him. He was always there to lend a hand to family, friends and strangers in need. He took the time to visit my grandparents, uncles, aunts (including my daddy and mama) always encouraging them and making them feel special. His giving heart will be missed by so many! Jack and I will have all of you in our prayers. Thank you for sharing him with extended family!
Love, Susan

Sharon Berkner

January 14, 2021

Jimmy will be missed by so many. He was loved by everyone who met him. He always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye and could strike up a conversation with anyone, young or old. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Pat, Sandra, Rachel and the family. Prayers being lifted for comfort for each of you.
We love you all.
Sharon and Chad


Cheryl Story

January 14, 2021

Your baby girl loves you d'ddy!

FROM THE FAMILY