Kenneth V. “Ken” Parks, age 82, of Newark, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 1, 1937 in Calhoun County, West Virginia to the late Oren and Ruth (Wilson) Parks.
Ken was a kind and caring man with a strong Christian faith, who enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a life-long carpenter, with his love for carpentry, beginning at an early age of fifteen. Ken also enjoyed working on his 1969 Mustang, collecting miniature elephants and was a dedicated Cleveland Browns and NASCAR fan.
He was the owner of Parks Builders for 20 years, before retiring due to health reasons. He had a wonderful sense of humor and at times could be set in his ways. Ken and his wife, Anita were members of Apostolic Temple in Newark.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, whom he married April 21st, 1966 ; three sons, Aaron D. Parks, Kenneth V. (Michelle) Parks and Matthew J. (Lori) Parks; two special grandchildren, Arianna M. Parks and Cory M. Parks
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, Harold and Ollie Wilson.
No calling hours or services will be held.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street is assisting the Parks family with arrangements.
To my verey special friends from Huffman Hall Anita Aaron. Matt. So sorry about your dad hope u all r doing well take care. an love ya Rob j Hood
I am sorry for your loss. I never met Mr. Parks when I lived in Newark. I do believe that my brother Donald Welch went to school with Mr. Parks when we all lived in good old Calhoun County, WVa. All good people come from Calhoun County.
The lord will be rolling out the red carpet for uncle kenny!! He is and always will be a great man of the lord Jesus. our God.
I worked with Ken for a lot of years. He was always joking, laughing and singing and made the work day better. I had a lot of respect for him he was a good man sorry for the loss he is in a better place.
Sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing. He always seemed to be in a good mood. His journey is complete and Heaven is his reward.