Memorial service

Saturday April 27, 2019

4:45 PM

South Walton Church of Christ

64 Casting Lake Dr, Destin, FL 32550

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James "Jimmy" Parks, 58, of Miramar Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, surrounded by family.
Jimmy was a vibrant, fun, and loving man. He had a gift with people - he knew how to inspire, lead, and listen. He encouraged everyone and their dreams. Jimmy was a captivating storyteller and was at his prime when in front of a crowd. He was a rare combination of someone who had a love for living life to the fullest while having a firm understanding of what was important - the simplicity of living a life with those you love. He paved his own way and spent the past 6 years living his dream on the Emerald Coast with his immediate family. Through this pursuit he also gained a caring work family. Jimmy was very active in his role as "Pappy J" and had an extra soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren.
Jimmy was raised in Corbin, KY and is preceded in death by parents, Harold Gene Parks and Jackie (Hyde) Parks.
He is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 38 years, Pam (Farmer) Parks; two daughters, Ashley (Parks) Brooks and Brooke (Parks) Rosicka, who were his pride and joy; his sister, Kim (Parks) House; his five grandchildren, Peyton Gayle Brooks, Ryan James Brooks, Carter Joseph Rosicka, Leah Marie Brooks, and Colton James Rosicka; also his father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-laws and sister-in-law; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, a great-niece, and great-nephews - each who were very special to him.
A brief memorial service will be held 4:45pm Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the South Walton Church of Christ in Miramar Beach, FL, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life ceremony on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jimmy Parks, 10005 US Hwy 98 W., Miramar Beach, FL, to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Published on April 21, 2019
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Derek Darling
May 10, 2019
Dear Pam, I always looked to Jimmy for advise & good conversation. You & your daughters, their families, and your little dogs are in my thoughts and prayers. I considered you & Jimmy as good friends & am in disbelief that he is gone. He is missed. Hope to see you this fall when I return to Florida.
Teresa Greer
Apr 30, 2019
Pam, I am so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Glenda Kesling
Apr 25, 2019
Pam, I’m so sorry; I know your heart is broken. Jimmy was the “ love of your life”. God bless you and your precious family in the days to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Loretta Thompson
Apr 23, 2019
I’m so sorry to read of this.. I send my heart felt sympathy to all of you..nothing can be much worst than losing a loved one...I pray all will be comforted by the love of Jesus... I miss you guys from the convenient mart...always loved you guys so much ..God Bless !
Bruce and Ginger Camenisch
Apr 22, 2019
Pam, Please know that our hearts ache for you, your girls, your "GRANDS" and everyone else who knew and cared about Jimmy . Both of you have been missed at Forest Ridge in Lexington, but certainly not forgotten.

SINCERELY, Bruce and Ginger