Ron, 68, of Front Royal, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a four year battle with bladder cancer and a long history of diabetes with his family by his side.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, VA conducted by Pastor Seth Alcorn. Burial will follow at Eleys Ford Baptist Church Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Ron was born in Baltimore, MD to Wayne Parks and Corrine Branham-Parks. Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, flea markets, family get togethers, eating crabs and Alice’s Apple Nut Cakes. He believed every child should get a good education and that families should go to church. He was a member of Rivermont Baptist Church and a member of the Monacan Indian Nation. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps.
Ron is survived by his wife Alice Jenkins Brown Parks; Three children, Trina Vagell (Jerry) of California, MD, Lynette Risner (Roger) of Mechanicsville, MD, and Michael Parks (Ashley) of Catonsville, MD, his children’s mother Lou Jean Parks Pilkerton (Charlie); Stepson, Charles “Chuck” Brown (Vicki) of Front Royal, VA and Vicki’s Family; Three brothers, William “Bill” Parks (Challice) of Betterton, MD, Larry Parks of Alexandria, VA and Mark Parks of Baltimore, MD; Five grandchildren, Jake Vagell (Liz), Adam Vagell, Misha Dulovich, Sky Parks, and Seth Parks; Step granddaughter Alyson Brown; His little neighborhood buddy Jacob Deavers and many other family members and friends.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Wayne Parks Jr. and sister Mary Clark.
Pallbearers will be family members.
The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or Rivermont Baptist Church, Catlett Mountain Rd. Front Royal, VA 22630