The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

September 23, 2013

Frank Parks

OTTUMWA — Frank D. Parks, 65, of 505 S. Sheridan Ave., died at 1:30 a.m. September 21, 2013, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

He was born June 14, 1948, in Cora, W.Va., to Donald and Constance Thompson Parks.

Frank was a resident of Ottumwa since 1990, and for the last 20 years he was employed with Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Surviving are his companion of 23 years, Joyce Kirkhart; two sons, Saeed (Cosetta) Uqdah and Keith Bowles both of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Najeebah (Wesley) Shine of Cleveland, Ohio; a stepson, Shawn Kirkhart of Ottumwa; a stepdaughter, Lisa Bachman of Ottumwa; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his father, Donald of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Constance Parks; and his brother, Charles Parks.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, P.O. Box 1149, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.

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