Franklin Herbert Parks
March 27, 1934 – October 6, 2020
Franklin Herbert Parks, age 86, passed away on October 6, 2020. He was born on March 27, 1934 in Bibb County, Alabama.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Parks; his parents, Oliver and Lorene Parks; daughter, Rebecca Ann Parks; and grandsons, Terry Parks Jr. and Cary Walton.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughters, Pamela Diane Walton (Ron), and Angela Marie Owings (Brent); sons, Frankie Parks Jr., and Terry Parks Sr. (Malinda), James Franklin Parks (Christy); grandchildren, Jennifer McDermott, Kerri Carrell, Chris Walton, Rebecca Walton, Kiley Falkner, Mallory Benton, Haley Hapgood, and Lane Carlee; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy Parks and Mike Parks (Carol); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will dearly miss him.
Frank was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of Dogwood Assembly of God. He enjoyed telling jokes, playing softball, fishing, loved tinkering with cars and loved his Alabama football. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and his church family.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), with burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Maylene, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be directed to Dogwood Assembly of God, PO Box 134, Montevallo, AL 35115.
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Monday, October 12, 2020
Franklin Herbert Parks
October 11, 2020
Now my heart is breaking for a man that I have always looked up to. He was truly precious to me. He always treated as one of his own. He was always so glad to see me and always was there with a hug. I will always have good memories of the man I think of as my 2nd Dad... I know you are happy in Heaven with Pat, Rebecca, Cary and all those whose lives you have touched. Waiting for the day when all of us will be together in Heaven.
October 9, 2020
I am saddened at his passing, but am also glad he's with our Lord Jesus.
I never forget his smile,& joking around with him when we were at Pelham 1'st Assembly of God (Keystone). I remember him teaching me as a kid in Sunday School & when i was grown laughing & joking around! Sometimes, in Choir practice we'd get too choked up laughing & having a hard time composing ourselves & get serious about what we were doing! He was always faithful servant of the Lord! I looked upon Him with admiration, love & respect. I'll miss you brother Frankie. Enjoy Heaven, you've fought the good fight! You've kept the Faith! I'll miss your humor and guitar pick'n & your Merle Haggard cowboy hat! Again,i say "Enjoy Heaven"and i'll see you there soon! F.Ray Johnson.😁💙✝
October 9, 2020
It was a great honor to have shared many years of my life with Franklin. We made so many great memories fishing up and down the Cahaba River and chasing deer around in the woods. Even found ourselves deep sea fishing a few times. We referred to the outdoors as God's creations. Franklin was a father figure to me and great inspiration. He taught me to be a dad. He taught me the simple side of life and it doesn't take much to be happy. He taught me to walk with Jesus. We have a bond through Christ that can't be broken.
Franklin, as you have told me many times, this earthly life is just a vapor ... I will see you soon my friend.
Partner, save me a couple of fish!!
Your friend and brother in Christ,
October 8, 2020
He taught me so much without even having to teach me including how to become a faithful Christian to Jesus and God and how to become a lion of God like Jesus.