Ronald Edward Parks


Ronald Edward Parks
1/26/1950 – 6/24/2018

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

  9 comments for “Ronald Edward Parks

  1. Jessica Lyn Parks
    June 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Uncle Ronnie was a loving and caring person who had a passion for his family. I have beautiful memories of our family get together events yearly with Aunt Alice christmas parties and me alana and marky would play on her piano and dad would be ready to have heart failure and both Aunt Alice and Uncle Ronnie would laugh at dad. Or the times we would ride in the bobcat or dump truck. Uncle Ronnie always had a soft spot for kids and a big heart. I will miss him dearly and think of him everyday but i am glad he isn’t suffering anymore and is watching over all of us with my granny. Who also was the apple of my eye. Uncle Ronnie wouldn’t want us to shed any tears because he is in a better place with all of our other loved ones that has went home to our loving Father. May Uncle Ronnie rest in peace and happiness knowing he has done many great deeds and left many with knowledge and faith. I will miss you dearly.

  2. JERRY AND JOANNYOUNG
    June 26, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Preacher and I are so sorry for your lost . HE was a great man,.we will continue to pray
    FOR YOU.

  3. Debbie Hunley
    June 26, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    He will definitely be missed!! Ricky and I loved Ron. We had some good times together 💜 I’m glad ur at peace now !!!

    • Rick Hunley
      June 26, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Yes we are so very sorry it was a very good man and friend to all who knew him love and prayers

  4. Joann Jenkins
    June 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Alice so sorry for your loss At least Ron at peace now prayers go out to you and the families

  5. Rob and Beth Grant
    June 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Uncle Ron was one of a kind and we loved him very much. We will miss the conversation and warm welcome we always had. Rest easy in the heavens.

  6. Herb Hicks
    June 28, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    MY Dear Friend finally you are not suffering anymore. I was so glad we got the opportunity to spend the time with you when we came up last month. We had some good conversations and laughs together that I won’t forget and the things you taught me about dealing with contractors. I know you loved me and I you. And ALICE I THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIM WITH THE MONACAN TRIBE.YOU KNOW WHERE I AM IF YOU NEED ME FOR ANYTHING. My heart and thoughts are with you. With Love Herb SemperFi.

  7. Carlton McDonald
    June 30, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Alice,
    We will all miss Ron, I enjoyed meeting with Ron, whenever I came through town, just maybe get a cup of coffee, and just talk about work and family. We all know life is too short, I will greatly miss my ole buddy.

  8. Carol Peyko
    July 1, 2018 at 1:03 am

    My most heartfelt sympathy to you, Alice, and Ron’s loved ones. My prayers are with you.

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