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Will Parks, 40, formerly of Illinois, passed away on August 10, 2017 at his residence in Inez, Tx.
Will was born May 20, 1977 in Effingham, IL to Jeffrey Ray Parks and Connie Jo (Hutson) Parks.
Survivors include his parents, Jeff of Greenup and Connie of Montrose, former spouse Alexandra (Cantu) Parks and their twin son and daughter, Frasier and Faye Parks of Laredo, Texas, a son Roman Parks with his mama Angelica Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, Texas,, and Wills maternal grandmother; Loteta Hutson of Cisne, Illinois ; Also surviving are his sisters Chassidi ( Mark) English if Elizabethtown, Illinois, Lacey Parks of Effingham Illinois, Jennifer Cline of Casey, Illinois. Steffani Parks and Carlee Parks, both of Greenup, Illinois. Will is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends, including his special friend Palmira Leal of Brownsville, Texas.
Will was preceded in death by his brother, Bryan J. Parks of Greenup, his paternal grandparents, Donald R. Parks and T. Faye (Larimer) Parks and his maternal grandfather, Justice J. Hutson, all of Effingham County, Illinois.
William served in the United States Navy as an AT2 Aviation Electronics Technician and Aircraft Radar Altimeter Equipment IMA Tech for 10 years, and Airborne Corps Warrior Leader CRS. He earned numerous medals including Navy Good conduct Medal-3xs, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Aviation Warfare specialist, among other ribbons and medals.
William held the position of Estimator at PMI, Palacios, TX, and was described by his coworkers as hard working and extremely dedicated ; he was loved and respected by all. He was often described as a social butterfly that would always go out of his way to help others when needed. He will be remembered as Houdini by many because of the way he would suddenly pop into a persons life, help them; then, just as suddenly , disappear… until the next time.
Memorial service will be held at a later date in Illinois.
Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.gracefuneralhome.net
Published on September 6, 2017
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