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Ronald Parks

October 3, 1937 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Ronald Parks Obituary

Ronald Parks, 86, of Worthington, was born on October 3, 1937 in Cowanshannock Twp, the son of Dwight and Helen (Henderson) Parks. Ron passed to his heavenly home on Jan. 1, 2024 with his family by his side at QLS Sugarcreek. 

He was a 1955 graduate of Elderton High School. The following day he began a career working as a truck driver in Highway Construction, later progressing to Heavy Equipment operator and was a member of Local 66, Operating Engineers for 56 years. 

He was also a member of Westminster PCA in Butler and Woodman Life. 

Ron was a quiet good natured man who had a strong work ethic which he lovingly taught by example to his children and grandchildren. 

He enjoyed mowing grass, traveling, Pittsburgh Steelers and spending winters in Florida. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois (Fulton) Parks with whom he was married to April 7, 1956. His only daughter, Laurie Klingensmith, and two sons Ron Jr. and Eric Parks, Two granddaughters, Erika (Mario) Del Rosso and Maddie, Lauren (Rick) Javens and Parker and Rowan. Three grandsons, Matthew Parks, Dr. Bradley (Dr. Victoria) Parks and Emmett and Amelia, and Jerod Klingensmith. All of whom were loved extremely by Ron and all loved him extremely in return. One sister, Janice (Harold) Fulton, three brothers, Lynn (Marian), Vernon (Shirley), Bernard (Vicky) Parks and nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. 

In addition to his parents Ron was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alicia Klingensmith. 

Friends and family will be received in the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home, 119 Bear Street, Worthington, PA 16262 on Thursday January 4, 2024 from 2:00- 4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm. Additional viewing will be held in the funeral home on Friday Janaury 5, 2024 from 10:00am until time of funeral services at 11:00am with Rev. Dwight Dunn officiating. Interment at Lawn Haven Burial Estates will be private. 

Ron’s family is thankful to ACMH ED and QLS Sugarcreek for the loving care given to Ron during his short illness.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Worthington
119 Bear Street
Worthington, PA 16262

Visitation
Thursday
January 4, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Worthington
119 Bear Street
Worthington, PA 16262

Visitation
Friday
January 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Worthington
119 Bear Street
Worthington, PA 16262

Funeral Service
Friday
January 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Worthington
119 Bear Street
Worthington, PA 16262

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