HOSCHTON - Bobby Parks, 84, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was the son of the late Howell and Lois Mauldin Parks. A sister, Geraldine Berryman, preceded Mr. Parks in death. He was a member of Auburn Masonic Lodge #230 F. & A. M. and Sharon Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was employed for 32 years at E. V. Camp Steel Works Decatur, and 18 years with Ninth District Opportunity, Gainesville, as Weatherization Director. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.
Surviving include his wife, Helen Thompson Parks; children, Kay (David) Laws and Darryl (Anita) Parks, all of Hoschton; grandchildren, Carly Melin, Hillary Beaulieu, Dustin (Jessica) Parks and Hannah Parks; great-grandchildren, Jonah Melin, Huck Melin, Eli Melin, Benaiah Melin and Fox Beaulieu; and a brother, Jarrell Parks, Auburn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. Danny Melin and Bobby Brown officiating. Interment will be in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Le Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, 1059 Dee Kennedy Rd., Auburn, GA 30680, or the American Stroke Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements
Online condolences may be expressed at www.carterfhwinder.com