Funeral services for Mr. Lester Sherman Parks 86, of Sterlington, LA will be held on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. March 9, 2017 at Spencer Baptist Church, in Spencer, LA. Officiating will be Bro. David Richmond, Bro. Jerry Fletcher, and Bro. J.R.Wells. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the church. Interment will follow in Liberty at Linville Cemetery under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
He was born on November 15, 1930 in Spencer, LA and passed away on March 5, 2017 at his home. He was retired at 55, from the International Paper plant and was a veteran the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Trumpetfish Submarine. Mr. Parks was a member of Spencer Baptist Church, Ten Mile Creek Hunter Club, loved hunting, fishing, gardening and especially his dog, Dinky II. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Edna Parks, brothers Earl Parks, John Elzi Parks, sisters Casile “Polly” Parks, and Foots Labrano.
He is survived by his wife Mabel Silmon Parks of Sterlington, LA; children, Lester Stephen Parks; Jerry Wayne Parks and Gwen of West Monroe, LA; Toni Brakefield of Bastrop, LA; Jeffery Todd Brashier and Kristi of Whitewright, TX; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Albritton, Eddie Hunter, Gary Tubbs, Phillip Powell, Tyler Powell, and Andrew Simpson.
Memorials may be made to Spencer Baptist Church.