Bobby Joe Parks Sr.

Memorial services for Bobby Joe Parks Sr.,  69, of Mt. Airy, were held Friday, Sept. 28, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mike Thomas officiating.

Mr. Parks died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

Born Jan. 31, 1949, in Ben Hill County, he was the son of the late A. B. Parks and Doris Wade Parks-Gordon.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks is preceded in death by brother, Junior Parks.

Mr. Parks was a United States Army veteran having served in Vietnam.

He was an electrician by trade and spent many years in management working in production and manufacturing.

Mr. Parks attended The Torch Worship Center.   

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Cole Parks of Mt. Airy; daughter, Teresa Parks Lumsden (Gary) of Mt. Airy; son, Bobby Joe Parks Jr. (Kaitlyn) of Monticello; brothers, James Parks (Ethel) of Lighthouse Point, Florida, and W. L. Parks (Brenda) of Eastman; sister, Sharon Parks Hallford (Johnny) of Cordele; and grandchildren Rachel Haley Parks, Matthew Christopher Lumsden, Hunter Kyle Parks, Dillon Taylor Lumsden, Samuel Blake Lumsden, Zoey Katherine Parks and Chloe Addison Parks.

The family received friends at the funeral home the Friday prior to the memorial service.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.

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