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Johnny Wayne Parks

August 12, 1940 March 5, 2019
Johnny Wayne Parks
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Obituary for Johnny Wayne Parks

August 12, 1940 - March 5, 2019

Johnny Wayne Parks, 78 of Grant passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Johnny graduated KDS DAR High School in 1958 where he was an outstanding athlete. Following graduation, he attended Snead State College where he played basketball on an athletic scholarship.

Soon thereafter, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he worked at Hub Ford in Buckhead for several years. While at Hub Ford, he and Dennis Martin purchased Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant on Ponce de Leon Avenue downtown Atlanta. Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant started as an El Palacio Mexican Restaurant and was the second Mexican Restaurant established in Atlanta.

Approximately 20 years ago, Johnny moved back to the farm at Grant where he grew up and spent his last years enjoying his beautiful view overlooking Honeycomb Valley.

Johnny was preceded in death by his father, John C. Parks, and his mother, Hannah Maples Parks.

Surviving are his companion of 35 years, Linda Smith, son Wesley Parks, (Jackie), daughter Eden Parks, daughter Rosemary Parks, grandson Wesley Parks, II (Anna), granddaughter Ocllo Parks, great grandson Wesley Parks, III, brother Edwin Parks (Mary Ann), sister Linda McBride (Eddie) and numerous loving nieces & nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be Friday March 8 at 2:00 PM with his brother Edwin Parks and friend Dennis Martin officiating.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery.

www.nhfh.net


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Mar

5:00 PM 3/7/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home

2500 Oak Grove Rd.
New Hope, AL 35760

New Hope Funeral Home
2500 Oak Grove Rd. New Hope 35760 AL

Funeral Ceremony

Friday

8

Mar

2:00 PM 3/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home Chapel

2500 Oak Grove Rd.
New Hope, AL 35760

New Hope Funeral Home Chapel
2500 Oak Grove Rd. New Hope 35760 AL
United States

Interment

Friday

8

Mar

3:00 PM 3/8/2019 3:00:00 PM
Walker Cemetery

32200 Highway 431
Grant, AL 35747

Walker Cemetery
32200 Highway 431 Grant 35747 AL
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