Bill was born May 1, 1927 in Breckenridge, Texas to Dr. Walter Samuel and Mamie Walker Parks. He was raised in Breckenridge and graduated from Kemper Military Institute in Boonesville, Missouri. Bill served his country during WWII in the Navy and then attended Texas Christian University and the University of Texas. He married Charlie Nell Puryear at Jayton on September 26, 1948. They ranched together in Western Oklahoma from 1948 until 1962 and then moved to Jayton, where he acquired the ranch he resided on until his death. Bill was Kent County Commissioner for twentyfour years. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, JaytonGirard ISD School Board, Kent County Appraisal Board and a Director of the Kent County State Bank. Bill was a hunter and an avid reader. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister Mary Katherine Parks Sloan and one brother Walter S. Parks III.
Bill is survived by a son and daughterinlaw, Bill and Billie Parks of Jayton a daughter, Jamie Cody of Sherman Oaks, CA. four grandchildren, Shannon Smith, Thomas Parks and his wife Wendi, Charlie Parks and his wife Lynzie, and Marcus Parks three greatgrandchildren, Kellen, Kelbi and Remy Parks one sisterinlaw, Jeanie Parks and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.