David Bruce Parks, 72, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
He was born July 8, 1940, to Claude D. and Texie Blanche Parks in Elk City, Okla.
He married Ruby Nell Cook Nov. 18, 1961, in Pampa, Texas. She died Oct. 13, 2005.
Upon graduating in 1957 from Manter High School, he went to Texas Tech in Lubbock.
He helped run Parks’ Food Store. He later worked for Ideal Foods as a butcher, then drove for National Carriers for many years. He was later an electrical engineer and designer. He started this career with Foster Design and Northern Natural Gas in 1979, and finished his last design job with Pratt and Whitney in 2010.
He was known as a “Guitar Man.” He played many dances in the Perryton, Texas, and Liberal area. He played for many years at Faith Tabernacle of Liberal.
He is survived by five children, Cindy Gillispie and husband, Billy, Stilwell, Okla., Kim Wells and husband, Rick, Wellington, Shirley Wolford, Liberal, Darryl Parks, Liberty, Mo., and Aaron Parks, Grandview, Mo.; one sister, Cletta Stall, Amarillo, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Brandi Goans, Tiffani Duran, Jillian Nelson, Rebeccah Nelson, James King, Sierra Bales, Andrea King, Misty Wells, Ammie Wells, Alissia Garcia, Andrew Wolford, Carlie Parks, Brannon Parks and Kyle Gannaway; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Claude Estes Parks, his sister, Corrine Barnes, and his grandson, Scott Wolford.
o Memorial services are pending and will be at a later date at the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
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