Herman Parks Jr., age 90, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.
Herman was born January 16, 1932 in rural Carrier Mills, Illinois, a son of Herman and Myrta (Reed) Parks. He married Julia Edith Johns on April 01, 1957 in Harrisburg, IL.
Herman graduated Crab Orchard High School, where he was proud of his basketball career. He joined the US Air Force, serving during the Korean War. When he returned home he moved to Chicago and worked for National Can. When he retired he returned to Southern IL and worked for Orkin in Marion, IL. In his retirement he loved playing golf and keeping up with yard work. He followed Detroit Lions Football and Chicago Cubs Baseball.
He is survived by his wife Julia Edith Parks of Marion, IL; one son, Shawn V. (Michele) Parks of Mount Vernon, IL; one grandson, US Army Sergeant Joshua T. Parks of Germany. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Myrta Parks Sr. and eight siblings, Carroll "Ed" Parks, J.V. Parks, Eulene Graves, Dorothy Majcher Ora Mae Powell, Gladys Bonino, Kathleen Doublin, and Nancy Deaton.
Graveside services and interment will occur at County Line Cemetery in Creal Springs, IL at a later date. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be directed to County Line Cemetery . Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, P.O. Box 39, Marion, Illinois 62959.