"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." (II Timothy 4:7)
Mr. Samuel L. Parks, age 70, lovingly known by his family and friends as “Sam” of 804-A Carver Drive, Goldsboro, NC departed his earthly life on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at the Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Goldsboro, NC.
Samuel was born in Wayne County on December 7, 1942 to the late Rev Jay Gould and Mrs. Dora Wynn Parks.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Almond “Al” Parks, Emmanuel “bud” Parks, John T. Parks; and three sisters, Sudie Parks Purvis, Elizabeth Parks Jackson and Dora Mildred Parks.
“Sam” attended Dillard High School and graduated in the class of 1961.
After graduating from high school, Mr. Parks served his country by enlisting into the United States Army during World War II.
After serving in the military, he returned back to his home in Goldsboro, NC.
Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. from the Faith United Holy Church, 1603 South Slocumb Street, Goldsboro, NC. Bishop Raveion Moses will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Wayne Memorial Park Cemetery – South, 2925 S. US Hwy 117, Dudley, NC.
Also, a public viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in the Apostle D. L. McIntyre Memorial Parlor, 900 South George Street, Goldsboro, NC from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the viewing, the family will be present from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to receive other family members and friends.
Mr. Parks leaves to cherish his loving and precious memories to: his niece, Tamara Jackson of Goldsboro, NC; his nephews, Rodney Parks of Afghanistan and Gregory Williams, Sr. and wife, Elizabeth of Wilson, NC; friend of the family and caretaker, Bernice Crawford of Goldsboro, NC; a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
At other times, the family will receive friends and other family members at the residence of Ms. Tamara Jackson, 1002 South Madison Avenue, Goldsboro, North Carolina. On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, the family and friends will assemble one hour prior, at 9:50 a.m., at the residence in preparation for the funeral procession.
Flowers may be sent to McIntyre Funeral Home, 900 South George Street, Goldsboro, NC beginning on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cards, Love-Grams and Condolences may be faxed to McIntyre Funeral Home and Florist at 919-731-4338 or posted on line at www.mcintyrefuneralhomes.com.