Obituary

ROBERT 'BOBBY' PARKS

Robert “Bobby” Parks, 77, Harriman, went to sleep to awake in the presence of his Savior Saturday, June 11, 2022. He was born March 15, 1945, in Kingston and had been a lifelong resident of Roane County. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston. Bobby was an excellent painting contractor and had completed many jobs for various businesses and people of Roane County. His friendship was treasured by many who knew and loved him. Bobby was one of the hardest working men around as long as his health permitted. He loved helping people and never boasted about anything he did to help others but was a very humble God fearing man. Bobby was also known as an animal whisperer. He made sure all the animals were fed, including the birds and deers. Preceded in death by: Parents, Jake and Lois Parks; and brother, Charles Parks. Survivors: Loving wife of 20 years, Barbara Parks of Harriman; children, Sharon Butler of Unionville, Renee Farmer of Roanoke, Va., Robin Parks Allen and Rex of Roanoke, Va., Sheila Butler Payne and husband Dale of Kodak, Keith Parks and Rachel Tate of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue Renfro, Marcia McFalls and husband Tommy, Annette Herrell and husband Bobby, Linda Johnson, and Sandy Parks, all of Kingston; brothers-in-law, John Franks of Leona, Jim Franks and wife Linda of Leona, Joel Franks and wife Susan of Leona; special friends, Walter Calbaugh and David Lassiter, both of Kingston; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends who will greatly miss his wonderful smile and kindness that he shared with everyone he met. The family will receive friends from noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Fraker Funeral Home with celebration of life following at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Calvary-Hazelwood Cemetery. Online register book can be signed at www.frakerfuneralhome.net . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston in charge of arrangements.