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Gregory "Greg" Wayne Parks

February 11, 1956 ~ January 18, 2022 (age 65)

Obituary

ELLSWORTH

  Gregory “Greg” Wayne Parks, 65, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in Ellsworth, KS. He was born February 11, 1956, in Concordia, KS to J. Leonard and Betty Jo (Johnson) Parks. He graduated from Ellsworth HS in 1974.

  In March of 1982, he married Terri Princ of Wilson, KS. They resided in Perryton, Texas until he enrolled in college at Kansas Technical Institute, Salina, where he graduated in (1984) with a Bachelors in Computer Electronics and Electronic Technology.

  In 2018, Greg retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 20 years as a Signalman. During retirement he enjoyed traveling with Terri, the outdoors, kayaking on Wilson Lake, family gatherings, and making memories with his children and grandchildren.

  Greg was an avid fisherman, you could often find him with his buddies at Wilson Lake, Kanopolis Lake or on the Smoky Hill River. He also loved spontaneous travel with Terri often packing up at the last minute and disappearing for a week or long weekend exploring state parks.

  Greg is survived by his wife, Terri Parks of Ellsworth; daughters, Melissa Parks, Brandy (John) Warren and Jennifer Gordon,; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and father, J. Leonard Parks of Ellsworth. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Parks and brother, Gary Parks.

  Celebration of life will be held at The Barn at the Midland Railroad Hotel, 414 26th St, Wilson, KS March 19th, come and go from 1-4pm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided with a cash bar.

  Memorial contributions may be made to (KDWP) Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks , c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439. 

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