Erskine Ellis Parks, Jr., age 96, of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
Born on July 12, 1925, in Ocala, Florida, he was the son of the late Erskine Ellis Parks, Sr. and Rubye Mae Aylward Parks. Mr. Parks was a self-employed carpenter. He was a United States Merchant Marine and Veteran of World War II. Mr. Parks was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed going to the VFW.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Smith Parks; son, John Parks; and sister, Jackie Parks.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Katherine Parks Orear of Demorest and Faye and Mike DeSerio of Greer, SC and 14 grandchildren.
Mr. Parks will be laid to rest next to his wife, Katherine, at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala, Florida.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.