James Kenneth Parks of Poplar Bluff, passed away on Nov. 23, at the age of 76 years.
James was born Aug. 8, 1941, in Fairdealing, a son of George and Maude Bowman Parks.
On Nov. 27, 2002, James was united in marriage to Teresa Barks Parks who survives.
Also surviving James are ten children; Barbara White, Timmy Lancaster, Bobby Lancaster, Debbie (Dwayne) Harrison, Kenneth Parks, Jamie Parks, Laurie Parks, Charlena Simmons, David Burgess, and Lily Burgess; two brothers; Joe Parks of Ennis, Texas and Roy (Rose) Parks of Arcadia; two sisters, Rogenia (Larry) Thurman and Alma (David) Stone all of Poplar Bluff; thirteen grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
James served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was Honorably Discharged with an E-4 Rank. On Oct. 1, 2001, James retired from the ASARCO Plant. He was a member of the General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.
A graveside funeral service was held for James on Monday, Nov. 27, at the Centerville Cemetery; with Pastor Mike Harrison officiating.
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