OBITUARY

Donald J Parks

June 4, 1939June 2, 2018

Donald J Parks was born on June 4, 1939 and passed away on June 2, 2018

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Reception Friday, June 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Donald J Parks

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Marc Lavery

June 14, 2018

To my friend Don of over 20 years,
Your decency , kindness , and ability to show what being a great American and a great friend is all about.
You are the real deal , and you will be missed.
From the team at Millennium Construction and Marc Lavery

greg ragland

June 13, 2018

Don was a friend....since 1977...his entire crew has been " family" ever since. He would often call just to check in and always asked about my kids. Best compliment I ever received was when he would call me for advice....a gentle soul....God wrap your arms around my friend. Rags....

Teri Brady

June 12, 2018

My Dear Friend Donny Parks
I've known him since 1978
I met him thru my Mom;
Arleene Brady,
She only kept the best of friends
and that he was;
Always,
the sincerest best friend to us both!!

One time, over 25yrs ago
i was in need of a job,
He got me one at his friend Sandy's...
Sandys Custom Cleaners
I worked my tail off,
Never wanted to let him down!
We remained in regular touch since i first met him.
Rest in peace my dear friend,
Donny Parks
You are terribly missed!
Teri Brady

Gary Grimmett

June 11, 2018

I met Don in 1967! He was our sales person and point of contact at General Tire Company. I was 19 years of age and had just recently went to work at Virginia Roofing Corporation at what I thought was a temporary job. Don was a very personable man and his soft spoken nature combined with his knowledge of the tire business made for a great career. He truly was interested in his customers and wanted to make sure you had a good experience. When Don opened his own business it was an easy decision to take our business to him! We will truly miss him! One of a kind!
Gary Grimmett VP at Virginia Roofing Corp.

Danny Bryant

June 5, 2018

They say you can go through life and count your true friends on one hand. Don Parks was a true friend. Rest in peace my Masonic Brother, Judy and I will miss our good times together.

Ron Young

June 5, 2018

I have known Don Parks for about a dozen years. We came together through his love of boats. Don was at first a customer, but he very quickly became a friend. Over our friendship I helped him buy five boats from 25 -37 feet (including his 37' Grady-White "Moo Moo"). You couldn't sell Don anything. He was such a great salesman, he had to sell himself!
He was a wonderful guy who would often call or visit me at the dealership just to shoot the breeze. We'd talk about everything from business and the economy to world affairs, but on every visit we'd circle back to boats and fishing. Don was a great story teller and would often talk about past fishing trips, the fish he'd caught and all of the fun he had.
Don was the only person (customer or friend) to call me early in the day each New Year's Eve, wish me a Happy and Prosperous New Year and thank me for all I had done for him.
Don Parks was one hell of a guy. A unique quality. I and many , many more will miss him greatly

Leo H Cummings Jr

June 4, 2018

DONALD J.PARKS... I have known DON since we meet at our apartment bldg in 1960 at 5300 Mount Vernon Ave. up the st. from the still existing Waffel Shop Rest.and Birchmere. Don lived on the top floor with his Grandmother and I Leo H. Cummings Jr. just in town from Pennsylvania to work at Melpar off rt.50. I lived with two other college buddies. Don was very protective of his grandma and we respected his wishes to keep our noise down. He said he was a Tire Salesman at General Tire garage off KIng St and Beauregard st. He said that when I needed tires for my New 60 Roman RedChevy Impala 4 speed Conv.to come see him. Little did I know that he had a Corvette . Many visits with Don at his garage office yielded why he was General's TOP SALESMAN. It was all up on the chalk board. He said, Leo you gotta get a set of those General dual 90's with the dual white wall strips. I said Ya Don I can barely afford the US Royal's.at $35 a pc. while the dual 90's were $95 each. Anyway, every time I stopped in his chart was fuller and fuller of sales and he won every contest General came up with. Don said he was going to have his own Tire business oneday and be the Biggest in the area. Well, Don certainly did with ALBAN TIRE. and his partner John. I stopped by many a time to visit Don at his new location in Spgfd. We always had a good words together even though he was sometimes busy with customers . We will all miss Don as he really was a good friend, served the community and employees well. GOD BLESS YOU "DONALD J. PARKS." May You Rest in Peace.
One of Your many Friends.....Leo H. Cummings Jr.