May 24 2016
“Chipper” Carl Parks, Jr., 64, passed away Thursday, May
19, 2016. He was born December 11, 1951 in Okmulgee, OK where he had lived
all his life. Chipper attended Andrew Jackson High School class of 1968,
was a Vietnam veteran and served in the U.S. Army and loved skydiving. He
had previously attended Oceanway Assembly of God, was an avid believer in
the right to bear arms and loved Harley Davidson motorcycles. Chipper was
predeceased by his son, Shane Parks; father, William Parks, Sr.; brothers,
Jimmy Parks, Bruce Parks, Johnny Parks and sister, Jody Hornaker.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; step sons, Kevin Barrs and Alex
Stepanov; God child, Diamond Smith; bestis girlfriend, Linda Smith;
mother, Willa Parks; grandchildren, Preston Barrs, Ashley Barrs; great
grandchild, Isabella Barrs; nephews, Beau Parks (Emily), John Parks, Billy
Parks; numerous other family and friends. Memorial services with military
honors will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 9am at Jacksonville National
Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd 32218, with Pastor Ricky Crews officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.