July 4, 1945 - May 9, 2022
Anthony M. Parks, of Proctor WV died at home on May 9 with family after a struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare lung disease. In his own words, “I began this life journey on July 4, 1945. I was the fourth son of Leonard and Edith Baker Parks. And by far the smartest and best looking – there has been some disagreement on these two points with my siblings, but it is what it is.” He is survived by the love of his life, Elizabeth Gilger Parks, whom he married on January 4, 1969, as well as one daughter, Cynthia Church (Nigel), a step-granddaughter Laura Church, and a brother Kenneth Parks (Vivian) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Tony grew up in Jacksonburg before moving to Doolin Road in 1959. A graduate of Magnolia High School class of 1963, he attended Potomac State College, and completed his associate in science degree from WVNCC in 1984. He worked at the Kammer Power Plant, served as the County Co-Ordinator for Wetzel County, and then became a Boilermaker, retiring from Boilermakers Local 667 in 2007. He loved life and was always looking for an adventure and had as much fun exploring the hills of Wetzel County as he did many cities and towns around the world, always ready to try something new and have a good time. He especially loved his cabin on Eight Mile Ridge, as well as New Zealand and London. A long-time member of the Proctor Christian Church, he demonstrated his faith through generosity of time, spirit, and good humor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two of his brothers Kerry Paul Parks and Rikki Parks. Tony will be remembered during regular Sunday services at the Proctor Christian Church on Sunday, May 22. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Proctor Christian Church, 4004 Proctor Creek Road, Proctor, WV 26055. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, New Martinsville, WV. Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.
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