OBITUARY

George Parks Jr.

March 20, 1956July 11, 2018

Our dear husband, father, brother, and son, George Parks, Jr., 62, of Van Buren, left this earthly world to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Fort Smith. He was born March 20, 1956 in Fort Smith, the third child of five, to the late George and Myrtle Parks, Sr. George followed his father’s footsteps and joined the U.S. Army as a tank crewmember. After serving his tour, George returned back home to Van Buren. Besides his family, his greatest passion was riding motorcycles; smiling in the wind. He was retired from Saint-Gobain Proppants in Fort Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, David Seth.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sue Parks of the home; two daughters, Melissa Parks and Barbara Hill both of Van Buren; three sons, Drew Shields and Michael Parks both of Van Buren, and Carl Parks of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Joyce Moses and Rosemarie Knight both of Van Buren; two brothers, Donnie Parks of Dyer, and Ronnie Parks of Pennsylvania; thirteen grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and one step-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Bobby McKowan, John Morris, Tyler Seth, Randy Scott, Rusty Howard, and Abraham Jaimes.

The family will visit with friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

George Parks Jr.

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Donald Parks

July 14, 2018

You enjoyed life in this world. Now you are up there with mom, dad, Uncle Howard, Aunt Helen, Grandma Rosie and of course a lot of your buddies. I know you will enjoy it up there. You talk about it all the time. We will miss you right now but we will meet again. Love you George.

Ronny and Cleda Smith

July 14, 2018

you were always such a joy, all of your phone calls and funny stories about the family. I sure will miss that. you were so loved by so many. I hate so bad that we can't come but Ronny just isn't able to make the trip.
Lots of love, Uncle Ronny and Aunt Cleda

Tracy L Koleszar Burbee

July 13, 2018

I can only imagine the greeting you received from grandma and grandpa. Enjoy your heavenly home and one day soon we will have an amazing family reunion. Until then watch over the family and remember you are loved.


Love,
Tracy, Darren, Evan, and Alexandra

SHIRLIE DALTON

July 13, 2018

MY CONDOLENCES TO EVERYONE,JUST HEARD OF MY NEPHEW,GEORGE PARKS JR.'S PASSING AND WANT ALL THE FAMILY TO KNOW THAT I LOVE HIM, AND YOU ALL SO MUCH. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF OUR LOVED ONES THAT LOVE, ( JUNIOR ).MAY GOD BE WITH YOU, ALL IS MY PRAYER, LOVE AUNT SHIRLIE

FROM THE FAMILY