Gerald "Gary" Lloyd Parks, 82, of Danville, passed away at his home with family by his side Monday, November 4, 2019.
He was born in Danville on September 30, 1937, the son of Henry Loyd and Esther Parks.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Kathryn A. Parks; three sons, Lawrence (DeAnna) Parks, Scott (Robin) Parks, Tim Parks; two daughters, Denise Barr, Susan Andrews; two stepsons, Dave (Dena) Moreman, Ed (Teresa) Moreman; two stepdaughters, Brenda (Paul) Rhodes, Lisa Abdelghani; grandchildren, Lawren (Sam), Haylee, Hayden, Marissa, McKenzie, Justin (Jen), Eric (Erin), Adam, Garrett (Kitty), Zach, Andrew (Anjelica), Jenna, Brandon (Taylor), Garrett, Sierra (Zeth), Katie, Savannah, Samantha, Shaina, Austin (Tonika), Kathryn, Gretta, Flahnery, Taylor (Linsay) Ryan, Jeffrey (Charlotte) Laila (Blake), Yasmeen, Sam, Nora; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and many very special friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Esther (Ma and Pappy) Parks.
Gary owned Danville Livestock Commission Company and Bullseye Livestock for several years and retired from Parks Livestock. He enjoyed living on his farm and taking care of his cows.
He adored his "30 grandkids" and loved traveling to see them and his trips to Topsail Island, N.C. He also enjoyed watching westerns, playing euchre and blackjack, was an avid Cardinals fan, and celebrated his 82nd birthday in St Louis watching the Cardinals and Cubs with his family and friends. He loved to get ice cream and drive around the countryside with his family.
Gary was a kind and loving man and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834. Officiating will be Pastor Randall Robinson. Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Danville. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, November 10.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary's name to Oakwood High School FFA, 5870 US Rt 150 Fithian, IL 61844 or Oakwood Community Education Foundation (OCEF) PO Box 654 Oakwood, IL 61858
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Published on November 6, 2019


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Charles Lotridge
Nov 09, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Gerald "Gary" Parks by Charles Lotridge.  Send flowers
Steve Hoooer
Nov 07, 2019
Prayers and condolences to the Parks Family