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Clarence W. "Woody" Parks Sr., 82

DEC. 24, 1930-MARCH 14, 2013

March 15, 2013

Clarence Woodrow "Woody" Parks Sr., 82, of Greencastle, Pa., passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home.

Born Dec. 24, 1930, in Asco, W.Va., he was the son of the late Shade and Clarcy (Whitted) Parks.

Woody was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was known as a self-made, hard-working man who always put family first. He was well liked by all who knew him and deeply loved by his family. Woody will be missed.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Evelyn M. Parks; sons, Randle E. Parks and C. Woodrow Parks Jr.; daughter, Patricia A. Tharp; daughters-in-law, Norma J. Parks and Cheryl D. Parks; son-in-law, Henry F. "Buddy" Tharp Sr.; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Evelyn "Sissy"; infant son, Thomas; six brothers; and eight sisters.

A viewing will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave., Smithsburg, MD 21783.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 18, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church, 21513 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 with the Rev. Terry Culler officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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