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Kenneth E.

Parks, Sr.

ATHENS, IL - Kenneth E. Parks, Sr., 76, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at his home.

Kenneth was born on March 21, 1938, in Flint, Mich., the son of Warren and Margaret (Parrott) Parks.

He is survived by two children, daughter, Vickie (Terry) Harvey of Springfield, and son, Kenneth E. Parks, Jr., of Florida; three grandchildren, Christopher and Catherine Harvey and Cassie Hornstein; one great-grandchild, Lucas Hornstein; one brother, William (Mary Jo) Parks of Michigan; two sisters, Ellen (Chuck) Hiatt of Virginia, Clauda (Wayne) Farren of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Annette, in 2012, his parents, Warren Adrian Parks and Margaret Ellen Parrott, and one grandchild, James Earl Harvey in 1984.

He married Annette L. Bryant on Dec. 31, 1956 in Petersburg, Ill.

Kenneth honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force from August 1956 until August 1962. He later became a coal miner for Monteray Coal Company, Cantrall Coal Company, and retired from the State of Illinois (EPA).

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services to follow at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Rev. Paulette Cott will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Memorials may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church in Athens, Ill.

Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

On-line condolences may be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.

Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on Sept. 4, 2014
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