Dale B. Parks
Dale B. Parks
  • July 7, 1959 - April 3, 2017
  • Norwich, New York

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Dale B. Parks "Parksey", of Norwich, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oxford, NY on July 7, 1959 to the late Orrin and Rhoda Parks. Upon finishing high school, Parksey began working at Victory Markets in Norwich, and later became a machinist at Raymond Corporation in Greene where he was employed for 14 years. He eventually taught himself to drive tractor trailers and was always amused by the fact that he earned his license on April Fool's Day. He then made his living as an owner-operator hauling loads all over the United States. In later years, he gave up truck driving and was employed in the maintenance department at Oxford Schools until his illness forced him to retire. In his spare time, Parksey enjoyed wood working, deer hunting and was known for his love of dogs and horses. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Joan Parks; his daughter, Jessica Parks; his son, Randolph Smith and Brandi Fox; his step-daughter, Gloriann Smith; his grandchildren, Noah Manwarren, Chase Lee, Dominic Smith, Kyle Smith, Aidan Smith, Piper Smith, Gunner Smith, Katie Lynch, Ky Lynch, and Kody Lynch; ten great-grandchildren; his sister, Tammy and Harrison Weaver; and his brother, Tom and Sue Parks. A memorial service for Parksey will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 7, at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich with Pastor Matt Frayer officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 pm until the time of service.