He graduated from John Adams High School and later served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Parks was a Cleveland Police Officer for 28 years, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Assoc. and Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Litchfield. He had resided in Spencer the past 21 years.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, to whom he married on August 16, 1980; his brother, Robert (Gloria) Parks of Lafayette, also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Hazel Hamilton.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 9608 Norwalk Rd., Litchfield. Father Ronald Bryda will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifebanc, P.O. Box 74174, Cleveland, OH 44194-4174.
Online tributes may be left at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements by Parker & Son Funeral Home, Spencer, (330) 648-2180.