Ed G. Parks

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Ed G. Parks VICTOR, MT-Ed G. Parks died unexpectedly on Dec. 29, 2016 in Florence, MT. Ed was born in Amarillo, Texas, on April 21, 1943, to I.H. Sparky and Maurine Parks. From the high plains of West Texas to the hustle and bustle of Houston oil to the quiet backroads of Montana, Ed was a gentleman through and through. His easy smile, quiet humor, and caring nature endeared him to many. His life was full of the kind of presence, attention, and wisdom that remains a living legacy for us all. He was a loving husband and father with a caring, generous spirit. His life took him from a two-room schoolhouse to his father's Phillips 66 station in South Plains, Texas, to the high rises of Houston's oil industry. He graduated in 1965 from Texas Tech University with a degree in accounting, spending the next 33 years working as a CPA in the oil and gas industry. Despite an intense and ambitious career, Ed was present in his children's lives and was there for every soccer match, basketball game, band concert, and scouting event. Ed's career began as an accountant at Arthur Anderson, which led to positions at United Energy Resources, Weatherford, and culminated with his role as Executive Vice President of Enron's Gas and Liquids Group. In 1998 he and Mary began a new chapter in life, moving to Montana to spend more time with grandchildren. He enjoyed everything about their quiet life in Montana - the woods and creek around their home, the mountains, the wildlife, and the rivers. They created a home that remains a refuge for their entire family where everyone spent many holidays, spring breaks, and summer weeks together. Ed welcomed numerous visits by friends and family coming to share his love of Montana's beauty. He loved fly fishing, in particular, and looked forward to days on the river. But more than anything, Ed loved spending his days with Mary, the love of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, I.H. Sparky and Maurine Parks (South Plains, Texas). He leaves his wife of 54 years, Mary Parks (Victor, MT); and three children; and four grandchildren: Leigh and Kevin Youngblood (Colville, WA), Alexa, and Dillon; Russell and Amy Parks (Missoula, MT), Mara, and Ben; and Wade and Staci Parks (Lubbock, Texas) and brother, Jay and Darla Parks (Hereford, Texas). Along with numerous nieces and nephews, he also leaves many close family and friends throughout the States. A memorial celebration will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Ed and Mary's home in Victor, MT, and is open to all friends and family. Donations in Ed's memory can be made to an organization of your choice. Efforts that he chose to support are Trout Unlimited, Vital Ground, Wounded Warriors, Victor Volunteer Fire Department, , and the .


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Whitesitt Funeral Home
314 Church St
Stevensville, MT 59870
(406) 777-5711
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 6, 2017
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