Bennett Ivan Parke


In loving memory of Bennett Ivan Parke who laid to rest on January 1, 2013. Bennett was born on March 23, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky, coming from a horseracing background, his father being a "Hall of Fame" jockey and trainer. Bennett thrived as a Racing Officer and Director of Racing all over the country. He retired permanently in Gainesville, Florida the last 25 years.

He was preceded by his wife Georgia. He had five beautiful children, Terri Cakmis, Valorie Radebaugh, Bennet Parke, Steven Parke, and Kim Withee. He was blessed with eight grandchildren.

Bennett was a devoted husband and father. He will be missed and remembered with love! In a lieu of flowers donations are asked by the family to go to Haven Hospice.

Funeral Services will be held at Milam Funeral Home at 1pm on Friday, January 4, 2013. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.

Funeral Home

Milam Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Gainesville
311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601-1803
(800) 433-5361

Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2013