Parks, Daniel Mark, Sr.
Birth: Tuesday, February 03, 1931 in Broomes Island, Maryland
Residence: Broomes Island, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the age of 86
Laid to Rest: in the Broomes Island Cemetery, Broomes Island, Maryland
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Daniel Mark Parks Sr., 86, of Broomes Island, Maryland passed away on July 12, 2017 in Prince Frederick, Maryland He was born in Broomes Island on February 3, 1931 to the late Thomas G. and
Annie Denton Parks. Husband of the late Nettie M. Parks, he is also preceded in death by his son, David Kevin "Stumpy" Parks and his siblings Alice Thrasher and Carroll Parks.
Daniel spent his life on Broomes Island where he enjoyed fishing, and water skiing, and in the winter, ice skating, and sleigh riding down Dalton's hill. After he started his family, not only did he teach his kids to enjoy these sports but many of the neighbor hood kids as well. His teachings carried over thru the ball seasons where he coached and was the empire for the little league and Babe Ruth ball games.
Daniel served in the Army for about two years during the Korean War and worked at the Patuxent River Air Airbase. On Sundays he could be found driving the church bus, going around picking up the kids and taking them to Broomes Island Wesleyan Church for Sunday school.
Daniel is survived by his children, D. Mark Parks, Jr. and his wife Jan, P. Timothy Parks and his wife Marilyn, and Jenifer Dawn Parks Price and her husband Gary. Grandfather of: Kirk, Danny, "Tim, Jr., Jonathan, Kimberly, Samantha, Allen, and Bobbi. Step grandfather of: Jamie, Landon, Gary, Jr., and Elton. He is also survived by great grandchildren: Taylor, Jordon, Carissa, Gabby, Caleb, Amanda, Erik, Emily, Randy, Riley, Zoey, Michael, Shania and Cameramen, and his sisters Annie Elliott and Lorraine Bowen.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD on Friday July 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017 11 AM at the Broomes Island Wesleyan Church. Interment will follow in Broomes Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either Broomes Island Wesleyan Church or the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.