Harry Allen Parks Sr., 76, HuntingburgJanuary 2, 2020
Harry Allen Parks Sr., 76, of Huntingburg, passed away at 10:03 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Campus in Jasper.
Harry was born in Huntingburg on October 14, 1943, to Edgar and Nellie (Whipking) Parks. He married his one true love Lillian Louise Anderson on October 28, 1961.
Harry was a truck driver for many years. He worked at Blitz Trucking and Dubois Wood Products in Huntingburg.
He and his wife spent many years as house parents for disabled adults. For ten years he fostered children with Debra Corn Specialized Care.
He was a member of Assembly of God Church.
Harry was a loving husband and father. As a young man, he enjoyed playing softball, being around his friends and stayed active in his church family. Harry was the type of man that was always willing to help when needed. You could always find Harry watching Westerns and eating a bowl of ice cream — his two favorite things. He gave the best hugs and loved to tease his grandchildren and make them squeal with laughter. We always knew he loved us, sometimes silently and sometimes with a whisper of “I love you.”
Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Lillian Parks, Huntingburg; four daughters, Nancy Drew, Otwell, Debra (John) Davis, Princeton, Janice (Dan) Sisk, Princeton, and Beverly (Don) Butera, Princeton; one son, Harry Allen (Lisa) Parks Jr. , Winslow; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-granchildren; two sisters, Diana Bockstahler, Jasper, and Patty (Howard) Schmitt, Jasper; and one brother, Robert “Bob” Parks, Jasper.
Preceding him in death besides his parents is one son, David Richard Parks; four brothers, Arthur, Cornell, Carl and Edgar “Jack” Parks; and one sister, Sharon Parks.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.
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