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James Parks, age 88 of Lake City

James Parks, age 88 of Lake City passed away on April 6, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church for 69 years. He loved his church and served for a time as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Helen Phillips Parks; two brothers, Wayne and Ralph Parks; sister, Wilma Parks.

He is survived by:

Loving wife of 69 years…….         Willie Ruth Parks

Sons……………………..                       Ronald & wife Katha Parks

                              Gary & wife Gracie Parks

Sisters…………………..                       Janie & husband Mack Hill

                              Mary & husband Ralph Hill

Nine Grandchildren

Several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews


The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm, Monday, April 8, 2018 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. His funeral service will be 2:00 pmTuesday at Clinch River Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Webster and Rev. Tom Byrge officiating. His graveside will immediately follow at Clinch River Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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