OBITUARY

Billy Barnett Parks Sr.

October 14, 1926December 19, 2013
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Billy Barnett Parks, Sr. Shreveport, LA- Funeral services celebrating the life of Billy Barnett Parks, Sr., 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22, 2013 in the chapel of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be Dr. Chad Hardbarger. Interment will follow at Rose Neath Cemetery on Swan Lake Road in Bossier City, LA. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Billy was born on October 14, 1926 in West Monroe, LA and passed away on December 19, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. He was a devout Christian and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shreveport. Mr. Parks served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Bill retired as a manager from Montgomery Wards. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and was always dedicated and devoted to his family and friends. Mr. Parks was an avid golfer and hunter. Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his parents and brother. Left to cherish beautiful memories of Billy is his wife of 67 years, Betty Parks; son, Billy B. Parks, Jr. and wife Anne; daughter, Cody Parks Herrington and husband Donnie; three grandchildren, Jennifer O’Glee and husband Kyle, Jared Parks and Joshua Parks and two great grandchildren, Isaiah and Ian O’Glee. Mr. Parks is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Honoring Mr. Parks as pallbearers will be: Mark Nix, Dave Long, Dillon Long, Reg Adams, Skipper Hayes and Rodney Fletcher.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, December 22, 2013
REMEMBERING

Billy Barnett Parks Sr.

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Wayne Pickett

December 23, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Cindy Gillum

December 22, 2013

Mr. Parks was my first boss at Montgomery Ward. He was a nice man. Prayers to his family.
Cindy Gillum

dusty rhodes

December 22, 2013

Mr. Billy, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Our prayers are with you and your family. Dusty Rhodes and your old 7-Pines Brothers

David Pemberton

December 22, 2013

Billy
Sorry to read about the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Linda Ogletree

December 21, 2013

I have missed him whistling tunes in the front yard while he was keeping it spotless and I will still hear it in my memories. How fortunate his family has been to have such a wonderful man in their lives and what a great example of a husband, father and I am sure grandfather. He also was a good friend to me.

John Rowell

December 20, 2013

I worked for Mr Parks at Montgomery Wards. He was one of the best bosses and mentors I ever had.

For the Commanders, Carroll R Michaud

December 20, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Billy Barnett Parks, Sr. our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Billy. And to Billy it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy. Billy, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Billy's family and loved ones.

Steve J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

For the Commanders, Carroll R Michaud

December 20, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Billy Bsrnett Parks, Sr. our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Billy. And to Billy it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy. Billy, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Billy' family and loved ones.

Steve J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Tom Bachman Sr.

December 20, 2013

Dear Betty and Billy, I'm so sorry for your loss at this time. My thoughts carry me back to Meadowlake and the numerous rounds of golf that I played with Bill and Billy years ago. As O'Reiley would say "Bill was a stand up guy" and a man that I personally sought out when I needed advice on something important to me that needed to be handled. He truly was a 'gentleman's gentleman'. If there is anything that you need help on Betty just remember that I'm just down the street. God bless each of you,

Gary Bostic

December 20, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.