Raymond C. Parks, Jr. – June 22, 2017

Raymond C. Parks, Jr., 73, of St. Marys passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Born February 19, 1944 in Hutchinson, KS, he was the son of the late Raymond C. Parks, Sr., and Helen Louise Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Parks of St. Marys; son, Michael C. Parks and wife Marty; daughters, Mhairi Harrison, Elizabeth McCullock, Jackie Mason, and Amanda Witt; brothers, Larry Parks and James Parks; Godson, David McNeil, nephew, William McNeil and wife Wendy.
Ray was a career Navy man from 1962 to 1989, retiring as a CW-4.  Upon his retirement he went to work for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab that same year.  Ray lived his life his way, and was a loving and caring man who loved to have a conversation with just about anyone.  He was  stubborn when it came to doctors.  He loved the sea and to the sea he will return.  He will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys at 11:00 am, with visitation to follow.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

5 thoughts on “Raymond C. Parks, Jr. – June 22, 2017

  1. Michael

    Dear Parks family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Raymond. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

  2. Jerry Jordan

    To Cindy and the Parks Family,
    Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. Please accept my my most heartfelt condolences in your loss. As Ray’s coworker for eighteen years at JHU/APL, I learned to fully appreciate the incite, thoroughness and dedication to the task he displayed as he shepherded “His Boats” to sea. He was respected on the waterfront, at the headquarters and throughout the TRIDENT community. Reminiscing, I consider it a true honor to have worked along his side and celebrate his life and work.

  3. Rick Jones

    I had the pleasure to serve with Ray onboard the USS Hunley in Holy Loch Scotland and again at Submarine Group 10 in Kings Bay, GA. Ray was a great Shipmate that you could always count on for help!

  4. Jerry Hamill

    Ray was one of a kind. A friend as well as a superb colleague and one you could count on. He will be sorely missed. I continue catching myself picking up the phone to call him from COMSUBGRU Nine to his office in King’s Bay.


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