September 1, 1929 ~ October 22, 2020
Born in: Hamilton, Ohio
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Kenneth Lee Parks, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 22, 2020. He was born on September 1, 1929 to the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Dozier) Parks. Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a deacon and song leader at Warren Baptist Church. Ken worked as a sales representative for Nabisco for 50+ years and was lovingly known as the “cookie man”.
Ken married Billie Jean Zimmerman on October 18, 1952 and spent 64+ wonderful years together making great memories for their family. Ken was known for his clean jokes and helping others, even though he didn’t have to. He loved helping people and never met a stranger. Ken will greatly be missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above; along with his wife, Billie Jean; and his great-grandson, Everett Lee Parks. Ken is survived by his children, Kathy (Greg) Anslow of Indianapolis, Kenneth Ray (Deborah) Parks of Mansfield, Texas, and Kerry (Rebekah) Parks of Missouri; grandchildren, Kallie Cline, Kollin (Mallory) Anslow, Krystal Anslow, Marissa (David) Feith, Jared (Savannah) Parks, Kara (David) Adams, Amanda (John) Curry II, and Rosalie (Jason) Parks; along with many great-grandchildren; and niece, Diana Riley and nephew, Dale Poynter.
Funeral Service will be at 1:30pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with visitation starting at 11:30am until the start of the service. Burial to follow at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.