CUMBERLAND, RI – John W. Parks, 59, of Cumberland, RI passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was the most loving and devoted husband of Cathy (Picard) Parks. They would have celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on April 3rd.
Born in Attleboro, MA, he was a son of the late Robert and Nancy (Rhind) Parks.
Employed by Chace Building Supply, he was the head sales contractor for over 25 years.
John was a gunner’s mate in the U.S. Navy and served from 1976 until 1982.
Things he enjoyed most were fishing, cooking, and playing cards and billiards with his wife. He was an avid fan of New England sports teams.
Besides his wife, John is survived by his children: Alex and his fiancée Jessica Trask of Charleston, SC, Jenna Parks of Attleboro and Kristen Saulnier and her husband Stephen of Medfield, MA;
His siblings: Sue Ellen Lambert and husband James, Robert Parks and wife Kelly, Patricia Trowers and husband Hecton, and Melissa Vose;
His father and mother-in-law: Bradford and Patricia Picard;
His brothers and sisters-in-law: Brad Picard, Jr. and wife Kathy, Brenda Brand and husband Kent, Mike Picard and wife Karyn and Jenn Moscarelli and husband Rocco;
His goddaughter, Rylee Mulholland and many nieces, nephews and his beloved dogs.
He was brother of the late Michael Parks.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 14 from 12p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or at www.diabetes.org.
To sign an online guestbook for John, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.