Don ParkesMay 1st, 2019
PARKES Don Parkes, 81, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Mo. He was born on November 21, 1937 in California, Mo., the son of Aubrey and Iva (Blankenship) Parkes, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on November 24, 1956 to Ruby (Reed) Parkes, who survives of the home. Don managed Imperial Service Station for several years, owned his own contracting business, worked for Kiddie World and retired from NAPA Auto Parts. His favorite hobby was pushing sprint cars for over 54 years. Don was a member at Flag Spring Baptist Church near California, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Parkes of the home; one daughter, Sandy Parkes Marsh and husband John of Jefferson City, Mo.; and one grandson, Aaron Marsh and partner Ashlie Grieser of Jefferson City, Mo. Don was preceded in death by three brothers, Dean, Gail and Marion Parkes; one infant brother, Mancil Parkes; and two sisters, Ruth Jones and Rose Newkirk. Visitation will be at Flag Spring Baptist Church from 1-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 with a Memorial Service following at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Flag Spring Baptist Church, c/o the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California, Mo.