Elmer Dawson Parks
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OCEAN CITY —Elmer Dawson Parks, affectionately known as "Pop," died at his home on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Born June 28, 1917, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Katherine and Harry Parks.
He was the baby of 10 boys, earning the name "Babe." He spent the majority of his life in Baltimore and spent his summers in Ocean City with his wife, Catherine, and grandchildren, Jacques and Tracey, who were his pride and joy. He loved flounder fishing and the Ocean City boardwalk. Babe loved to work in his garage and fix things around the house.
He was a hard-working, family-oriented man. On his 80th birthday, he was presented with the key to Ocean City. Babe moved to Ocean City after retiring from Baltimore Gas & Electric in 1979.
He loved his one and only daughter, Bonnie, with all of his heart. Bonnie was truly a Daddy's girl. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. Babe was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Catherine, in 2004.
Babe leaves to cherish his loving memories his daughter, Bonnie, and son-in-law, Cecil Estes, of West Ocean City. Other surviving family members include grandchildren, Jacques J. Remmell and his wife, Chris, Tracy R. Hall and her fiancé, Dave Mullineaux, Lori and Jeff Pitts, Lisa and John Kerr and Ed Estes. He also leaves great-grandchildren, Katie, Cassidy and Jack Remmell, Zachary Hall, Sam and Lilly Pitts, John, Kelsey, Shelby and Kylie Kerr, Joanna Adams and Patricia Estes; and great-great-grandchildren, Trevor Adams and Julian Lanier. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Mary Louise Miller; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Chauncey.
Cremation followed his death. No formal service is planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in his memory to Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, Tree of Life Program, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Md. 21811
Published in The Daily Times on July 18, 2012