Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Eugene Parks, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Molena, Ga. in 1936, and later moved to Chattanooga. He retired from BASF, after 41 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Mount Canaan Baptist Church for over 40 years.
Eugene was preceded in death by his father, John Parks; mother, Essie V. Parks; siblings, Betty Willis, Willie Parks, twin brother, Charlie Gene Parks, John Lewis Parks and David Parks; and step-grandson, Alexia Spratling.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 64 years, Mrs. Geneva Parks; loving children, Debra Brock, Vanessa Parks and Anthony (Vanasia) Parks; grandson, Duston (Alix) Finley; great-grandchildren, Vienna Spratling, Audio Spratling and Weston Parks Finley; great-great-granddaughter, Khloe Smith; siblings, Margaret Daniels, Mary Jackson, Horace Parks, Robert (Linda) Parks and Jerome (Dianne) Parks; sister-in-law, Gale Parks; and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, other family and friends.
He will lie-in-state on Thursday, May 30 at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at noon at Mount Canaan Baptist Church, with Pastor Ternae Jordan, Sr. as the eulogist. Burial in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.