Donald Thomas Parks, age 69, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Don was a native of Moore County.  He served his country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. He then served his community with the North Carolina Department of Corrections, his last appointment being Assistant Superintendent at McCain Correctional Hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Jesus was his Savior.  Don enjoyed being outdoors; gardening and fishing. Time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren, was very important to him. He was a son of the late Herbert and Rothalean McDonald Parks and was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Don is survived by his wife of 50 years Sandra; sons:  Chris Parks and wife Angela, Chad Parks and wife Crystal; grandchildren: Madison, Chase, Christian, Colby; sisters: Brenda Bryant, Linda Miller, Priscilla Locklear; brothers: Albert Parks, Billy Lucas.

Memorials may be made to Firsthealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parks family.

Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com.

 

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  1. Sandra, Chris, Chad, and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We were unaware of his sickness and death until we returned from church tonight. He was a good neighbor, friend, and will surely be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with y

  2. Don was a great guy, he was one of those that you could always count on.-  I was privilaged to work under him as a CO at McCain Hospital.-  Was glad to hear he was a follower of Christ.-  – Know I will see him again some day.-  My prayers to the family.

  3. Enjoyed spending time with Donald when the boys were in school playing ball, he and Sandra were good friends. Our prayers are with you Sandra and the boys. Neil and Ann

  4. – I am so sorry to hear this. Donald and I were neighbors and friends during our teen years losing contact with one another for several years and then ending up working together at DOC in the 90’s. He was a good friend to all that knew him. My condolences

  5. Donald helped me in my career and was my uncle. I have some fond memories of laughing and getting life advise from him. He was a good man. I appreciate all he did to help my mother Jerry and I am sorry I didn’t see him more. God bless the family. Sincerel

  6. Just thinking about all the good times and-  working together, Parks, you sure going to be missed ole buddy.
    Thinking about Sandra and the Family also, sorry I couldn’t be there.

  7. I have lots of good memories of working across the hall from Don at McCain Hospital.- – 
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. A GOOD MAN . MET HIM WHEN I HELPED BUILD-  ADDITION ON CHAD’S HOUSE .SO SAID TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING .MAY GOD COMFORT YA’LL FOR THE LOSS OF A GOOD MAN .

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