Kenneth E. Parks 1940-2013

CORTLAND – Kenneth E. Parks, 72, of Cortland, died at 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren after suffering a massive heart attack.

Kenny was born on Nov. 1, 1940, in Lincoln Park, Mich., the son of the late Kenneth and Marjorie Ferguson Parks.

Kenny was a truck driver, retiring from Packard Electric in 1997. He belonged to the Masons 529 Cortland Lodge and also was a member of the Scottish Rite.

Mr. Parks enjoyed many things as he was an all-season outdoorsman. He loved to travel, camp and snowmobile and loved to do woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, the former Sara Rowe, whom he married on July 1, 1980; four daughters, Connie Sue Parks of Mineral Ridge, Kenda Jo (Larry) Anderson of Winter Haven, Fla., Marjorie Yvonne (Dennis) Capps of Valrico, Fla., and April Jean Parks of Winter Haven, Fla.; three grandchildren, Cassandra (Micheal) Gauthier of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., James Fellows of Mineral Ridge and Samantha Louise Capps of Valrico, Fla.; and one sister, Sally (Thomas) Bettiker of Cortland.

Other than his parents, one brother, Dale Parks, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer Winans Chapel in Cortland.

Family and friends may gather from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will take place at 4:45 p.m.

Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Bazetta Township.

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