Funeral services for Donald “Donnie” Ray Parks, 73, will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Centuries Memorial Park, 8801 Mansfield Rd. in Shreveport. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Bro. Bruce Page and
Bro. Mark Crook.
Donnie was born on February 7, 1949 to Albert J. and Lovie “Dee” Parks in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana and passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Shreveport.
Donnie was a resident of Keithville and was self-employed for 50+ years. He did painting, drywall and remodeling. He was married to the apple of his eye, Bettie Adams Parks for almost 40 years. He loved people and never met a stranger. Above all else, he loved God. He taught Sunday School for adults and youth. The doors of his home were always open for any event from a child’s birthday party to a church social or anything where someone needed a place to host. He would help anyone that needed his help. His passion was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were his heart. He also loved to sit on his patio, drink coffee and watch storms.
Donnie is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruthie Parks; and brother, Albert “Gene” Parks. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Bettie; children, Ray Parks and wife, Rebecca, Sandi Ramsey and husband, Mike, D.J. Caldwell, Misty Smith, Amanda Parks and Brandi Parks and husband, Justin Deanda; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Judy Maranto and husband Sam; brother, Jerry Parks and wife, Penny; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Honoring Donnie as pallbearers will be Beau Parks, Anthony Maranto, Kenny Wayne Parks, Mike Taylor, Dale Bogan and Casey Cobb.
The family would like to express special thanks to Hospice nurse, Courtney Kite for the wonderful care, love and compassion given to Donnie during his illness. They also want to thank Tim, Robert, Andrew, Brandee and Sonya for all their wonderful care as well.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the church of their choice.