David L. Parks, 63, Miller: June 6, 1959 – Sept. 10, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

David L. Parks, 63, Miller: June 6, 1959 – Sept. 10, 2022

MILLER, Kan. – David L. Parks, 63, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at his home near Miller, Kan. David Lawrence Parks was born June 6, 1959, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Lawrence and Shirley N. (Johnson) Parks.

He graduated in 1977 from Northern Heights High School, Allen, Kan.

He was joined in marriage to Sarah Phillips, Sept, 30, 2005. They moved back to the family farm near Miller in December 2020.

David was a talented carpenter and handyman. He retired in 2021 after spending 15 years as an apartment maintenance technician.

He loved his family, horses, motorcycles, and rock n’ roll.

David will be forever remembered by his wife, Sarah, of the home; three sons, Damon (Stacy) Parks, of Omaha, Neb., James (Kelsey) Parks, of North Carolina, and Jordan (Emmy) Parks, Emporia; two sisters, Carolyn (Ron) Duncan, Shawnee, Kan., and Dianne (Paul) Stapleton, Billings, Mo.; brother, Duane (Chris) Parks, Osage City, Kan.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will hold a celebration of life gathering 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Miller United Methodist Church, Miller.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Lord’s Herd or Tunnel to Towers and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, Kansas 66523. Condolences can be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.


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