Carl Ray Parks, 66

Carl Ray Parks, 66, of Ellwood City died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room.

Born May 12, 1948 in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Troy and Thelma Lowers Parks.

Carl was stationed in Germany while serving in the US Army from 1968-1970. Upon his return from active duty, Carl worked as various companies in the area including, Halstead, Universal Refractories, and for the Borough of Ellwood City. He enjoyed playing his guitar, playing softball, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include two daughters and son in laws, Elissa (Rodney) Tonks, Debbie (Rick) Rozzo; two granddaughters, Carley and Cassidy Tonks; one grandson, Zachary Rozzo; brother and sister in law, Eugene (Sandy) Parks; sister in law, Kathy Parks, all of Ellwood City; a sister, Wanda Dovidio of North Carolina; and a dear friend, Sandy Hardesty.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks was preceded in death by a brother, James Parks; a sister, Elizabeth Rudy; a brother in law, Frances Dovidio; and his long time companion, JoAnn Graham.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday June 7 from 11am until the time of the memorial service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Tod Custer of Christ Presbyterian Church will officiate.

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4 thoughts on “Carl Ray Parks, 66

  1. Elissa & Family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences in the loss of your dad/grandfather. May you be comforted by the many warm thoughts of those who care, and understand what you are going through. Sometimes, words just aren’t enough. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob & Donna Stevenson

  2. For the Parks family, my thoughts are with you. It is never easy to loose a loved one.

    Sandy, my dearest friend, please contact me since I am back in the area to stay. 724 847 4915..Love nd prayers to you all. Nancy

  3. Wanda and family

    So sorry to hear about your brother we just found out. You have our deepest sympathy
    Its never easy losing a loved one You are in our thoughts and prayers You can call us at

  4. My sincere sympathies to the Parks family. There are truly no words that can fully erase the grief when losing someone so special. May the promise at Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4 provide a small measure of comfort and may God be with you in the days ahead.

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