Daniel Thomas Parks
Daniel Thomas Parks, 76, of Bluford died 1:30 a.m. Nov. 20, 2004,
at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor Nursing Home. He was owner/operator
of Parks Transportation. He provided bus service for special education
Mr. Parks was born June 25, 1928, in St. Louis to Emery and Margaret
(Martin) Parks. He married Carol (Arent) Parks Jan. 4, 1964, in St. Louis;
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church.
The Revs. Daniel Jurek and Von Deeke will officiate. Burial will follow at St.
Mary Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home
in Mt. Vernon. A Biblical wake will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Carol Parks of Bluford; two sons, Dan E. Parks
and wife Shannon of Bluford and David T. Parks and wife Deidra of Mt. Vernon; a
daughter, Debbie M. (Parks) Dunn and husband Steve of St. Charles, Mo.; nine
grandchildren, Patrick Dunn of St. Charles, Mo., Thomas Dunn of St. Charles, Mo.,
Kristen Parks of Bluford, Kelsey Parks of Bluford, Kayla Parks of Bluford, Karmen
Parks of Bluford, Michael Parks of Bluford, Jacob Parks of Mt. Vernon and Brendan
Parks of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Robert Parks and wife Holly of Wildwood, Mo.,
and Donald Parks and wife Shelia of St. Charles, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Sylvester Parks; and three sisters,
Margaret Gray, Rosemary Russo and Donna Hathaway.
Mr. Parks enjoyed his flower garden and was an avid bowler. He was a veteran of the
United States Army. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus Third Degree,
AMVETS Post 4, Mt. Vernon Elk Lodge BOPE 1678, Mt. Vernon Bowling League, Bluford Ruritan
Club and the Bluford Grade School Board.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the St. Louis Chapter of the American
Parkinson’s Disease Association or St. Mary School and will be accepted at the funeral
home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may
call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.
Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: Nov. 24, 2004
Submitted by Robert W. Loman