Obituaries

Jack Parks

January 19, 1949 - December 30, 2021

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Obituary For Jack Parks

K. K. Sewell Funeral Home in Manchester respectfully announces the passing of
Jack Parks on December 30th, 2021.

Graveside service will be Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 11 AM at Leverette Hill Baptist in Warm Springs Georgia.

Visitation is from 1 to 3 PM at K K Sewell Funeral Home on Sunday, January 9th, 2022.

Sergeant Jack Amos Parks, Jr was born on January 19, 1949, in Greenville, Georgia to
Jack Parks, Sr., and Elsie Griggs Parks. Jack joined Leverette Hill Baptist Church as a
youth. After graduating from Meriwether County Training School (MCT) in
Manchester, GA, Jack decided to join the United States Air Force. Jack would go on to
serve in duty during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for
heroic service during combat.

After being honorably discharged following his service in the Vietnam War, Jack
worked for Southern Railway in Georgia, Diamond Shamrock Corp. in Delaware, and
subsequently retired from Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Following
his retirement, he also engaged in various entrepreneurial endeavors.

Jack was a proud Father and Grandfather. Driven by his love of sports, he played in a
community baseball league and coached Little League Baseball. Jack also had a
passion for hunting, fishing, and working with his hands, but above all, he was an avid
gardener. Whenever possible he kept a garden stocked with a variety of vegetables
planted with care. Jack enjoyed socializing as a member of the Improved Benevolent &
Protective Order Elks of the World, John A. Watts Lodge #224 in Chester, PA.
Jack truly lived life to the fullest.

Jack was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ector and Annie Bell Parks, and his
maternal grandparents, Mary and Bennie Griggs, his parents, Jack Parks, Sr., and Elsie
Griggs Parks and his sister, Gloria Dean Parks.
He leaves to cherish his memory his
children Desrael Parks (Alicia), Xavier Parks (Tukesha), Jacquelynn Parks, Keizia
Parks, Tiana Russell, and Melissa Bellanfante (Charles); his siblings Jackie Jackson,
Lander Parks, Robert Caldwell, Marilynn Parks, Dianne Parks, Elaine Willis (Gregory,
Sr.), Carolyn Harris (James) and Alton J. Parks (Eleanor); his grandchildren Dreon
Parks, Jaylen Ware, Reyyanah Johnson, Sumayyah Johnson, Muadh Johnson, Khalooud
Johnson, Nalah Bellanfante and Langston Bellanfante; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends who will sorrowfully mourn his passing.

Program

Services

9

Jan

Visitation

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

KK Sewell Funeral Home
100 North 5th Ave
Manchester, GA 31816

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10

Jan

Graveside Service

11:00 AM

Leverette Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
20 Leverette Hill Church Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830

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  • 01/10/2022

    My condolences to the Parks Family. MaryAnn Melson Keith and the Melson Family

  • 01/02/2022

    Our most sincere condolences to our dear Elaine Parks Willis and the entire Parks Family. We pray God Almighty will wrap His loving arms around you during the difficult time. Elaine please know we are here for you now and in days to come. Sincerely love, Curtis & Sharon Norwood

  • 01/02/2022

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Parks family. We hope that God give you all strength and comfort during your time of bereavement. David Jones & Family Lizella, GA

  • 01/02/2022

    With much sympathy, I would like to offer my condolences to the Parks Family. I do not personally know Jack Parks but have heard a lot about him from my friend (his sister) Elaine Parks Willis. I am praying for the entire family that God will encircle you with his powerful arm of compassion and with mighty love and strength during this time of bereavement. Rest in Peace Jack Parks. All is well!

  • 01/01/2022

    Sending condolences to the Parks family. Hope you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is resting in the arms of Jesus Christ. Love and strength to ALL. Gwendolyn Hendrick. Macon GA.

  • 12/31/2021

    Sending my sincere condolences to the Parks and extended family.... to Sister Elaine Parks Willis; Please know that you're in my heart and prayers! Continue to lean and depend Our Father God for the strength you'll need in such a time as this! I love you, your Sister in Christ, Pauline Hicks Chapman

  • 12/31/2021

    To the Parks family we are keeping you all in prayer Mr jack was a amazing wonderful smart caring loving man I remember him when I was a little girl when he came home to visit his parents rest easy Mr jack you will be missed sooo sad

  • 12/30/2021

    My dearest brother, my heart is hurting right now. I am going to miss our weekly calls. I did not get to say "goodbye", had no thought in my mind our last phone call was the last time I would hear your voice and laughter. Sleep in peace my dear brother and know you were and still is loved so much...Elaine

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