Glenn Russell Parks, 74, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home. He was born in Amory on September 25, 1947 to Jesse James and Lillie Griffin Parks. He married Mary Jean Parks and prior to his retirement, he worked for True Temper Sports for 37 years. He also Pastored for 15 years but was a member of Union Grove UMC. He was 1st African American School Board member and President at the Nettleton School District. Glenn loved to mow the lawn, sit on the porch, read the Bible and preach His word. He loved spending time and joking around with his children and grandchildren and was known to joke around with them. Much of his time, he like to watch Gunsmoke.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Union Grove Cemetery with Pastor Rev. Maurice McIntosh, Rev. Leon Griffin, Pastor Parry Carr, and Rev. Jimmy Barnes officiating. Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home is honored to assist the Parks family.
In addition to his wife, Mary Parks, he is survived by two sons, Mario Jermaine Parks of Wren and Eric Markeith Parks (Debra) of Amory; daughters, Sundra Dobbs of Aberdeen, LaRondia Kelly (Lawrence) of Clinton, Andrea Davis (Aunshea) of Nettleton, and Felicia Deavens (Vincent) of Aberdeen; one brother, Eddie Parks (Azzi) of Amory; his brothers-in-law, Raymond Garth, Willie C. Wright, Freddie Harper, Rev. Alex Harper (Martha), Albert Harper (Ann), Evangelist Floyd Harper, Louis Harper (Jeanette), and James Harper; sister-in-law, Dr. Rosie Harper Austin (Milton); grandchildren, LaKeshia Dobbs, Jerrod Lucas, Jeremy Dobbs, Quinton White, Stephanie Deavens, Kendrick Hall, Shakiya Townsend, Matthew Straughter, Cameron Parks, Kipton Parks, Madelyn Parks, Tonie Bell, Reginald Parks, Javon Parks, Jaquan Parks, Jamario Kelly, Kambriah Virgil, Auntarius Davis, and Ahmad Davis; 21 great grandchildren; close friends, Pastor Maurice McIntosh and Pastor Leon Griffin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tabitha Parks; and sisters, Elaine Garth and Doris Wright.
Visiting hours will be on Wednesday evening from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.