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Clayton V. Parks, 94, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette, Indiana, following an extended illness.
He was born June 19, 1923, in Hot Springs, North Carolina, to Frank and Mary (Miller) Parks. Clayton had lived in the Summitville/Alexandria area most of his lifetime. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a gunner and was Honorably Discharged in 1946. Clayton had worked as a commercial truck driver at the Kroger Milk Plant in Marion and Best-Ever Dairy in Anderson.
He enjoyed bowling, and loved to tinker and take things apart.
Surviving are sons, Don Parks of Anderson and Dustin Parks of Darlington, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Robert Parks of Anderson and Kenzie Parks of Darlington, Pennsylvania; sisters, Cumi, Liz, Mary Lou and Linda; brother-in-law, Wayne Spencer of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Jean (Glen) Pate of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews.
Clayton was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Katherine Spencer Parks in 2005; son, Wayne Parks in 2005; sister, Corey; and brother, Hayes Parks.
Services honoring Clayton's life and legacy will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church, 600 E. Walnut St., Summitville. Pastor Dan Tucker will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Vinson Memorial Cemetery at Summitville.
Friends may call at the Summitville United Methodist Church after 11 a.m. prior to the services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Summitville, with envelopes available at the services.
Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria is honored to serve the Parks family.
Online condolences: www.owensmemorialservices.com.
Published on November 29, 2017
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