Carl Parks, a long-time elder in the Salem Oregon congregation, suffered a severe heart attack and passed away on December 23. Carl and his wife Francis served the congregation faithfully for many years, hosting a variety of events in their home until recently moving into a retirement community. As an Assistant Pastor, Carl coordinated most of the senior activities and Bible Studies, as well as serving on the pastoral team. One of Carl’s favorite hobbies was woodworking, and the beautiful communion trays he turned in his shop are often used as part of the Lord’s Table service.
Carl is survived by Francis, his wife of 64 years, as well as three sons, a daughter, 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Cards can be sent to Francis Parks at
5210 River Road N Apt. 3020
Keizer, OR 97303
2 thoughts on “Remembering the Life of Carl Parks”
Dear Francis and family,
So sorry to hear about Carl’s passing away. We pray that the Spirit will comfort and encourage you during this most difficult time. I cannot begin to imagine the terrible sense of loss one suffers when losing a mate after 64 years of marriage. Perhaps the memories of past cherished moments can somehow help soothe the pain. When tragedy strikes I do find comfort in knowing that whatever happens to us the story of our lives has ultimately a happy ending. This life is just the beginning of an eternal adventure.
Carl’s presence at church will be missed. He was a quiet man of integrity and always friendly smile for anyone he met.
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