March 31, 1947 - February 23, 2022
James Forrest Parks Sr., age 74 of Bristol, TN went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. James was born to the late Theodore Nelson and Lizzy Ellen Bowers Parks. James was a loving grandfather, with a strong will and generous heart. He served in the Marines and Army for 28 years and served his country in the Vietnam War. He was the proprietor of Parks Trash Service from which he retired. James loved collecting football items, baseball cards and other sports memorabilia. His favorite things were camping and music, he loved the outdoors and was a true patriot. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Dean Parks and his sisters, Lynn Watkins and Betty Barnes. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Virginia Parks; son, James Parks Jr. of Bristol, TN; daughter, Shannon Fudge (Larry) of Edgemoore, SC; grandchildren, Amber Parks (Josh Shields) of Bristol, TN, Cody Parks (Morgan) of Knoxville, TN, Austin Miracle of Bristol, TN, Alycia Trinkle of Edgemoore, SC; great grandchildren, Sylas Michael Parks, Cayde Colvin Parks and Noah Miracle; Brothers, TJ Parks (Sue) of Piney Flats, TN, Billy Joe Parks of Bristol, TN; sisters, Donna Smith of Bristol, TN and Dot Farley of Lansing, MI and a special friend, Calian Skeens. A Graveside service and interment to celebrate the life of James Forrest Parks Sr. will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Sunrise Cemetery in Bluff City, TN with Pastor Josh McKinney officiating. Military honors will be provided by Bristol VFW. Those attending are asked to arrive at the cemetery by 12:45 pm. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel Friday, February 25, 2022. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Legion by visiting www.mylegion.org. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. The Parks family is in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, Office 423-538-7131, service information line, 423-543-4917.
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