Robert F. Parks

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 22, 2007

SALISBURY – Robert “Bob” F. Parks, 65 , of Salisbury, died Sunday Jan. 21, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Parks was born July 16, 1941 in El Dorado, NC, son of the late Coy Thomas and Thelma Sechrest Parks. He was educated in the Rowan County Schools. He was a carpenter and he worked for Pritchard Paint and Glass Company in Salisbury where he was the Field Superintendent and Shop Foreman he retired in 1996 due to his illness. Mr. Parks was a member of Zion United Methodist Church where he was the former Chairman of the Trustees; he was a dedicated member and worker in the church. He was also an avid sportsman and outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Parks also loved being surrounded by family and friends.

In addition to his parents Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his brother Coy T. Parks and two sisters Jacqueline “Jackie” Durant and Donnie Fisher.

Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Betty Roseman Parks whom he married April 16, 1960; daughters, Pam Shepherd and husband Tony of Granite Quarry, Glenda McGhee and husband Tim of Geneva, Ill.; brothers, Marvin Parks of Salisbury, Larry Parks of Monroe; sister, Ogilee Kirk of Pensacola, Fla. and three grandsons, Travis, Levi and Corbin McGhee.

Services: Will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Gold Hill officiated by Rev. Marion Fulk, pastor, Rev. Dale Bost, pastor, Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and Rev. Fred Hill.

Visitation: The family will receive friends at Powles Funeral Home from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorials: Rowan Regional Home Health and Hospice, 825 A. West Henderson Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 or Zion United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, c/o Lineta Bostian, 20595 Old Beatty Ford Road, Gold Hill, NC 28071.

Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Parks family. Online condolences may be sent to