David Edwin “Eddie” Parks, age 70, of Dublin passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in LewisGale Medical Center, Salem.
Born Dec. 22, 1941 in Roanoke, he was the son of the late Martha Kareen Parks Glass and stepfather, Lt. Col. Marvin M. Glass. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Faye Sheffey Parks.
He was a member of Dublin United Methodist Church. Eddie was a 1960 graduate of Pulaski High School and a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor and masters degree. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and sports fan, especially of Virginia Tech and Pulaski County Cougars. Eddie was a retired insurance agent for American General Insurance Co. He was a member of Henry Clay Lodge 280 where he was a Past Master.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Denise Renee and Timothy B . Sneeringer, of Scot Depot, W.Va.; grandchildren, David Jonah, Simon Timothy and Rachael Isabella Sneeringer; sister and brother-in-law, Carol Varone Guionnaud and Rene’ Guionnaud, of Chattanooga,Tenn.; sister-in-law, Margaret Shaw, of Radford; brother-in-law, Donald Sheffey, of Dublin, and Robert Sheffey, of Fayetteville,N.C.; an aunt, Frances Parks, of Pulaski, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m., at Dublin United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kathie Wilson-Parker officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7 p.m., at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, followed by a Masonic service at 7 p.m. conducted by Henry Clay Lodge 280 of Dublin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his memory be sent to the American Heart Association or Dublin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 577, Dublin, VA 24084.
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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the Parks family.