Alan Parks

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Funeral services for Alan Parks, 65, of Silsbee were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Pinecrest Baptist Church with interment following in HardinMemorial Park in Silsbee. Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Friday at Farmer Funeral Home. Mr. Parks passed away May 27, 2014 at M.D.Anderson Hospital in Houston. Born and raised in Beaumont, Alan lived in Silsbee the past ten years. He was a graduate of Lamar University and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi. Alan Parks was first and foremost a man that loved his Lord with all of his heart and sought to serve Him. He loved to greet the day, drink coffee, and meet with the Lord early every morning. Alan was a very loving husband and best friend to his wife of te years and loved the daughters that he acquired through marriage. He considered the last ten years the best years of his life as he got to experience family, children, and deep lasting relationships. Alan served as the Minister of Music for Pinecrest Baptist Church. He felt so honored to serve the Lord in this capacity. The choir at Pinecrest became some of the best friends he ever had and he loved each of them. Alan had an infectious laugh that could be heard clearly in any room. He had a love for people and there was never anyone that he did not accept for who they were. Alan served his country by service in the United States Army. He is a retired Band teacher, having taught for thirty years. He was a member of the Beaumont Brass Consortium and was a tremendous trumpet player. Alan also served a total of 25 years in Music ministry in several area churches. He enjoyed the outdoors verymuch and spent many happy moments in the woods hunting and fishing in area lakes. Mr. Parks is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. George Leon and Erlene Cannon Parks and brother Dr. Marshall Kent Parks. Survivors include his loving wife of 10 years, Diane Richardson Parks of Silsbee; daughters, Jordan Danielle Logan ofAustin, Hailey Anne Logan and Courtenay Taylor Logan, both of College Station; step-mother, BeverlyAnn Parks of Beaumont; brother, Gary Ellis Parks and wife Cathy ofWildwood and sisters, Kristen Noel McGraw and husband Wade and Kimberly Ann Gibson and husband Greg, all of TheWoodlands. Alan Parks left a legacy of devotion to Christ, love for family and friends and service to his Lord and to the community. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him
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