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Cary J. Parks

January 21, 1954 — September 3, 2021

Hampton, VA

Cary J. Parks

 

Cary J. Parks, 67, died Friday, September 3, 2021. Born in Salt Lake City, UT, he was a longtime resident of Hampton Roads, where he retired from the Hampton VA Medical Center in 2014, after 25 years of service. An avid lover and collector of antique cars, Cary enjoyed attending “Cruisin’ the Coast” every October in Mississippi, attending Mardi Gras, and anything having to do with computers.

Cary never met a stranger and was a friend to all.  He was known for his “knowledge” of most subjects and his willingness to talk about them all.  Cary was described by his late father-in-law with the ability to talk the horns off a billy goat.

He was a good friend, kind neighbor, loving husband, generous grandfather and southern gentleman.

Cary was preceded in death by his parents, James and Donna Parks and his two younger brothers, Steven Eugene Parks and Theodore Scott Parks.

Survivors include his wife, Jae Parks; his stepson, Jerale Clebourne; two granddaughters, Kirstin and Xoe Clebourne; his niece, Mesha K. Parks; and two very close cousins, Becky Harlin and Randy Parks; along with many other loving family members and friends in Hampton Roads, Virginia. 

Memorial services will be held at Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, 1726 15th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi, April 26, 2022, with family time from 12:30 p.m. until 1:15 p.m., time for service.  Burial will be at the Biloxi VA Cemetery, 400 Veterans Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is honored to serve the Parks family.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516,
Topeka, KS 66675 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

12:30 - 1:15pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Gulfport

1726 15th St, Gulfport, MS 39501

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Starts at 1:15pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Gulfport

1726 15th St, Gulfport, MS 39501

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Interment

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Starts at 2:30pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, MS 39531

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