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Gary Lee Parks

November 17, 1962 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Gary Parks Obituary

 

Gary Lee Parks, born in Asheville on November 17, 1962, went home to be with the Lord on February 11, 2024. He was preceded in death by his mother, Corine Davidson Parks; his father, Andy Parks; his sister, Ludelia Parks; and his brother, William Davidson.

 

Gary attended Charles D. Owen High School in Swannanoa and later went on to get his GED. He was a loving man who enjoyed weightlifting, watching sports, and spending time with his family. Gary was a diligent man with an infectious smile who never met a stranger. He was a God-fearing member of The Western Carolina Rescue Mission in Shelby, NC.

 

Left to cherish Gary’s memory are his daughters Sherese Railey, Janelle Railey (Matthew), and Michelle Railey, ten grandchildren all of Colorado Springs, sisters Demetra Barnwell of Greensboro, Margaret Davidson of Black Mountain, Patricia Gibson (Larry) of Asheville, Donna Sloan of Swannanoa, Deborah Walker (James Jr.) of Greenville, SC, Sherry McGee (Timothy) of Black Mountain, and Alefiea “Tammy” Parks of Greensboro. His memory will also be cherished by a special aunt like a mother, Patsy Davidson of Asheville, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 

A Funeral Service to honor the life of Gary will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church (124 West College Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711) at 1pm. He will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be held immediately after the service at Oak Grove Cemetery. Viewing will be held at Avery's Memorial Chapel on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 1pm - 7pm. The service will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's Facebook page.

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Services

Open Viewing
Thursday
February 22, 2024

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Avery's Memorial Chapel
542 Hendersonville RD
Asheville, NC 28803

Open Viewing
Friday
February 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church
124 W. College St
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Funeral Service
Friday
February 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church
124 W. College St
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Interment following funeral service
Friday
February 23, 2024

Oak Grove Cemetery Black Mountain
328 Cragmont Rd.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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