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John R. Parks Sr.

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John R. Parks, Sr.

John R. Parks, Sr., age: 81, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE passed away at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital on Sunday, November 29, 2015.

John was born in New Castle, DE, one of six children to the late James and Martha (Maxwell) Parks. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation after 30 years of service. After retirement, John started his own lawn service business which he operated for several years. Young at heart and mind, he always knew how to make people feel good about themselves and enjoyed putting a smile on your face. He was a caring man that would always try and help you any way he could. He loved to have a good time and was very entertaining to whomever was in his presence. He enjoyed gambling, cars and shooting pool.

John was preceded in death by his siblings, Florence Connor, James Parks, Elva Rusk, Janet Parks and Alfred Parks; his wife Beverly A. Parks; significant others, Betty Ann Merrill and Katherine Brown.

John will be dearly missed by his love, Edna Elaine Alvini; children, Janet M. Parks, John R. Parks, Jr. (Marie), Larry R. Parks (Tammy), Gary J. Parks (Donna); grandchildren, Bryan Parks, Kristi Parks, Doug Lagerence, Danielle Lagerence, Raigan Nickel; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Beverly, Bryson, Taylor and Dakota.

Family and Friends are invited to a visitation, Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10am - 11am at Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720, where a Memorial Service for John will begin at 11am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2015
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