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Saturday, November 12, 2022
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Gerald Dwain Parks, 65, of Reidsville, NC, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Annie Penn Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin Chilton officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Dwain was born in Rockingham County to the late Otis Lane Parks and Doris Jean Vaughn Parks. He graduated from Reidsville Senior High School, Class of 1975 and then furthered his studies at Rockingham Community College. He worked for Parks Motor Sales, for his Uncle Hubert Parks, and several other NC auto dealerships for many years . He had a great love for Corvettes, vintage go-karts, and classic Rock music. Dwain was most proud of his 16-year sobriety chip from Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed life fully and loved all of his family and friends, especially his dog, Lily. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle, George W. Vaughn, Jr.
He is survived by his brother, Daryl Parks; sisters, Dawn Parks and husband, Bill Dougherty and Dale Parks; niece, Katie Dougherty; nephew, Cullen Dougherty; uncles, David Vaughn and wife, Xandra, Kenneth Vaughn and wife, Joyce; aunt, Faye Barham; his brother-in-life, John Snow and his children that he thought of as a niece and nephews, Jenny Snow Myers, John R. Snow, Benjamin P. Snow and Robert A. Snow; and his canine princess, Lily.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham County Animal Shelter, 250 Cherokee Camp Road, Reidsville, NC 27320 or a charity of donor’s choice in memory of Dwain Parks.