George McKinley Parks, Sr.


George M. Parks Sr. age 77. Sunrise August 3, 1940, Sunset April 12, 2018

George was born in Gary, West Virginia, to the late Thelma and Marvin Parks. He graduated Gary District High School in 1958. He was a member of the West Virginia all black schools sports and academic Hall of Fame, 2008. He was an avid golfer, bowler and a faithful Buckeye fan. He was a retiree of the Ohio State University.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Ursula, and his brother Marvin Parks Jr.

Left to cherish his memory, sons, George Parks Jr, Gerald (Tracey) Parks; daughter, GabrielleParks-Stepter; sisters, Jacqueline (Robert) Shank and Marcella (William) Milton; grandchildren, Bradley Q (Ari) and Brandon Q. Stepter; great-granddaughter, Aaleiya N. Stepter and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

George will be missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be especially missed by those who had the privilege of loving him.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates

Condolence Messages

  1. Margaret Webb & Family

    To the Parks Family,
    Though your heart must hold sadness right now, may it also hold the blessings of the love that will always be a part of you.. Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sorrow.

  2. Glenda Lottier

    To Jackie and Marcella, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. You have our deepest sympathy. We pray that God will comfort you and give you peace.
    Glenda Hairston Lottier
    John M. Hairston, Jr.

  3. George

    I am so sorry for you loss. I am praying for you and your family during this time.

  4. To the family of George, you have my condolences in your loss. The death of a loved one is never easy because God has “put eternity in their heart.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Revelation 21:4 says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” May you rely on God’s promises to get you through this most difficult period.

  5. Dave, Yolanda and the Wess family

    To the Parks Family,
    Please know that the Wess family loves you and will continue to pray for you.

  6. We know this is a very difficult and demanding time for you all, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. When it comes to death it’s never easy to get through. God understands your pain, this is what he says he will do about it at Rev. 21:3&4 .
    To learn more about what Jehovah will do for us and our love ones. Please visit ( search comfort)

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