Don Wendell Parks, Sr., born August 29, 1943 to Edith Humphreys and Jesse Parks, in Biloxi, MS., passed away surrounded by those he loved most on June 19, 2022 at his home in Biloxi at the age of 78.
Don was a 1963 graduate of Biloxi High School, went on to serve in the United States Navy on the USS Alcor AK259 from 1964-1966, and then served in the Navy reserves from 1966-1968.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 37 years, Velma Foster Parks; his daughters, Christina Holland (Billy) and Melissa Rosenberg; his son, Don W. Parks, Jr. (Jeannie); his brother, Martin Scpaniak, Jr.; six grandchildren, Brandon Cruthirds, Kayleigh Cruthirds, Bree Cruthirds, Ryan Parks, Kyle Parks, Justin Rosenberg and Maddie Rosenberg; and his fur baby Cody.
Don’s most cherished moments was spending time with his family and all of his grandchildren. He will be well remembered for coaching Little League Baseball especially the Dellenger’s Team, and coaching PeeWee football for the Bronco’s as well. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A visitation for friends will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. prayer service at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd., West Jackson County. A procession from the funeral home to Southern Memorial Park Cemetery will immediately follow the service with full Naval Honors being presented at interment.
A gathering for family and friends will be held at Blessed Francis Xavier Selos Catholic Church in the Parish Hall following the interment. Anyone wishing to drop off food can do so after 1:00 p.m. at the Church parish hall.
The Riemann Family Funeral Home, West Jackson County is serving the Parks family. Share memories, condolences and photos at www.riemannfamily.com