Bob King Parks
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Bob King Parks
  • July 5, 1942 - March 8, 2011
  • Clinton, Mississippi

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Bob King Parks, RPh, 68 years old, owner of Mississippi Discount Drugs in Clinton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton, MS and again Friday, 12 noon at the church just prior to the 1:00 service. Graveside service will be at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson.

Bob Parks was born on July 5, 1942 in Philadelphia, MS to Norman Lee and Ruba King Parks, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Sandra Brocato Parks; his three sons, Cary Lee Parks (Tina), David King Parks (Kacy), and Bradley Brocato Parks (Molly), all of Clinton; seven grandchildren Taylor, Peyton, Kaylee, Christian, and Manning Parks of Clinton and Tim and Nik Knight, also of Clinton; sister, Elizabeth Pigott (Ed) of Ellijay, GA; brother-in-law Raymond Brocato (Cecile); and sister-in-law Marcia Maynard, Homestead, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob Parks graduated from Philadelphia High School in 1960, where he was an officer in the Adam Byrd Society and traveled with the Lions Band for performances two different years to both Chicago and New York City. He received his pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi in 1965. While at the University of Mississippi, he was an ATO and served as vice president of Kappa Psi, pharmaceutical fraternity. After working in Jackson as a pharmacist for 11 years, Bob opened the Clinton location of Mississippi Discount Drugs where he thoroughly enjoyed serving his customers for 35 years. Also during this same period, Bob served on the National Advisory Board for McKesson as its chairman for several years. He served his community as president of the Mississippi Computer Society, and as a member of the Clinton Boulevard Business District Committee of Main Street Clinton.

Bob Parks was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. His great love was his family. He developed a deep love of music playing in the Lions Band during his high school years. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling whether at home or abroad including a mission trip to Russia.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Jackson's Haiti Mission or to any organization of your choice.