Donald Parks

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When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure — Our hearts were broken with the sudden tragic accident when our loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend Donald R. Parks, 63, of Athens, Pa passed away.

Don is survived by his wife Cindy Parks; his father Daryl Parks; daughters Renee and James Kellogg, Amy and Lance Lattimer, Barb and Tom Strope, Sharon Sanchez, Carol Holle, Krista Decker, Betsy and Justin Smith; his sons Justin and Liezel Decker, Josh Decker and Kathryn Glutera; his sisters Carolyn and Dewey Russell, Dick and Judy Tobbe, Penny and Roy Peterman, Sandy and Walter Robinson; brother Jim and Debbie Parks; his grandchildren Erin and Bob Butler, Bart and Takako Matthews, Devon and Adam Pepper, Donald, Logan and Alex Kellogg, Emily and Seth Lattimer, Cody Windsor, Kristina and Seth Schaefer; his great-grandchildren Nickolas, Nathan and Nolan Schaefer, Wyatt Butler, Bridger Pepper and Takara

Matthews; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Gordon and Gretchen Millard; Cindy's siblings Gene Millard, Sayre, Jeff and Carrie Millard of S. Carolina, Jerry Millard and Dawn of Indiana, Coralee and Dave Eskew, Lockwood, Kathy and Bill Wilson, Waverly, Lori Millard of Nichols, and Sam and Amy Millard of Athens, Pa; several nieces, nephews and their families; and the Orange Hill Gang also survive.

Don was predeceased by his mother Doris, step-mother Betty Thetga Parks; wife E. Rae Parks; grandson Brandon George; nephew James E. Parks; aunts Leona McCreary and Beverly Callear.

Don was born on September 5, 1949 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Daryl and the late Doris Rolls Parks. He was a graduate of Athens High School class in 1967. Don owned and operated Parksknoll Farms on Orange Hill in Athens with his father until 1989. Don was currently serving as president of the Orange Hill Cemetery and was most recently employed by Lowe's in Sayre. Don loved to spend time hunting, fishing, and especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a gentle loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, Don will be much loved and forever missed.

Family and friends were invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Don's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Dan Martin, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Orange Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Steve Bradley, 101 Austin St., Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Donald R. Parks.

Published in Daily Review from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21, 2012