CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - Charles Parks, Sr., 75, died on February 21, 2013 at his home. Born in Edgefield County, SC, he was a son of the late Clarence and Alma Peterson Parks. He was a former member of the Liberty Spring Baptist Church and he was a retired architectural laborer. He is survived by: his wife, Jannie Mae Callaham Parks of the home; five sons, Tracy (Terri) Parks, District Heights, MD, Donald (Alane) Parks, Temple Hills, MD, Charles Parks, Jr., Anthony Parks and Tyrone Parks, all of Capitol Heights, MD; two daughters, Deborah (Marvin) Williams, Washington, DC, and Jannie (MacArthur) Anderson, Bradley, SC; two brothers, MacArthur (Della) Parks, Martinez, GA, and Russell Parks, McCormick, SC; two sisters, Cleo P. Gilchrist, Rockville, MD, and Almastine (Warren) Butler of Saluda, SC; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Funeral services will be 12 noon on Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Liberty Spring Baptist Church, Edgefield County, SC, with Dr. Linda Gilchrist-Candidate officiating and Reverend Henry R. Merriweather presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of his daughter Jannie (MacArthur) Anderson, 2504 County Line Road, Bradley, SC. Butler & Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, SC, is in charge.