Howard Lee Parks, 80, went home on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
He was born Sept. 13, 1938, to Norwood and Pearl Lewis Parks in Kansas City, Kan.
Howard was a very gentle, kind and humble Christian, who always spread kindness and a small joke wherever he went. He was a wonderful dad and a cherished grandfather. He was a friend to many in the United States and around the world. His faith and spirit was reflected in his love for Jerusalem, where he visited and ministered many times, developing a deep bond between the Holy Land and friends he made there.
He was a Jack-of-all-trades but had a special love for carpentry. He could fix almost anything. He served in the Navy from 1957 to 1962. He was quite proud to also be a cowboy in his later life and thoroughly enjoyed living in the country.
He is preceded in death by his son, Johnny, and his eight siblings.
He is survived by his children, Mark Parks and Alicia Carol, and his grandchildren Cory, Hayden and Eli.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Gospel Tabernacle, 811 S Cleveland Ave, Belton, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
Howard always enjoyed the food and fellowship at the pot-luck dinners; so there will be a pot-luck dinner following the service at the church.