Jerry Wayne Parks

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Memorial services for Jerry Wayne Parks, 70, of Elm Grove, LA will be held Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Main Street Biker’s Chapel in Ringgold, LA at 2:00 p.m.

Jerry was born November 29, 1942 in Texarkana, AR and passed away August 19, 2013 in a fatal car accident. Jerry dearly loved his family and friends. He started his profession as a bricklayer at a very early age (15 or 16). Even though he retired around 65 or 66, he still helped his brothers do part-time work. Priceless to say, his Dad taught him to become a brick mason; in return, he taught both his brothers (Larry & Mike) to become the best, most respected bricklayers around. When Jerry retired he became interested in producing things made out of wood. He started Jerry’s Lil Woodshop, which started with a few boards, but grew to be a huge shop full of cabinets, plaques, (lots of stuff for kids: picnic tables, toy boxes, doll houses, swings,) etc. He cherished his woodwork very much, which was so beautifully crafted with his own special touch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Jannette Parks Harville, Step-Dad, Bill Harville, and Son, Eddie Wayne Parks.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Delores Parks of Elm Grove, LA; son, Dexter Parks and wife Jamie of Castor, LA; 3 daughters, Crystal Parks of Elm Grove, LA ; Ramona Parks of Hall Summit, LA; Annette Merritt of Doyline, LA; 2 step-daughters, Katherine Wert of Baton Rouge, LA; Angela Wert of Minden, LA; 2 brothers, Larry Parks and wife Wanda of Ringgold, LA; Mike Parks and wife Becky of Ringgold, LA; 4 sisters, Mary Richardson and husband Robert of Ringgold, LA; Alice Lance of Shreveport, LA; Carol Waller and husband Waylon of Arcadia, LA; Mae Lynn Cawthon and husband Steve of Benton, LA. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation to everyone for their prayers, concerns, and hospitality during the loss of our loved one.