Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home
Eugene T. “Gene” Parks, 91, widower of Edith Biggerstaff Parks, died Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at The Terrace nursing facility.
Mr. Parks was born June 1, 1921, in Madison County, Ky., the son of the late Richard F. and Lucy Jones Parks.
He was a retired farmer and former funeral home attendant at Turpin Funeral Home. He also served his country as a soldier with the U.S. Army in World War II.
Mr. Parks is survived by: one son, Wayne Parks (Reeta), Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Connie Adams, Richmond; four brothers, Paul Parks, Harold Parks (Nina), Clay Parks (Irma) and Charles Parks (Shirley); four sisters, Ann Christen, Sue Slagle (Bill), Lucy Reams (Jr.) and Mary Lee Webb (Gene); four grandchildren, Kari Maloney (Steve), Lexington; Lindsey Wagner (Christopher), Portland, Ore.; Lesley Parks, Berlin, Germany; and Jackson Parks, Nashville, Tenn.; and one great-grandson, Deacon Maloney.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers: John S., Ed, Andrew, and Mariel Parks; and one sister: Ethelene Cahill.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Richmond Cemetery, with Rob Taylor officiating.
Following the service, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the Heritage House, 189 Meridian Way, Richmond, Ky., 40475.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.