William "Bill" Allen Parks, 88, of Perry, MO passed away at 11:16 PM Sunday, May 27, 2018 at his home.
William was born June 14, 1929, in Mexico, MO to Ora Allen Parks and Martha Clohie Claudine Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Irene Louise Schoneboom Parks. They were married on August 31, 1947 in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Other survivors include three children, Lynn Stoeckel (Ronald), Jean Schutte (Donald), and Kym Armontrout (James); two sisters, Margaret Jean Carey and Patsy Mae Estep; nine grandchildren, Amy L. Brewer, William Todd Stoeckel (Mindy), R. Jill Tweeten (Dave), John William Schutte, Courtney E. Schutte, Moriah R. Schutte, William H. Parks, Ryan T. Parks (Stephanie), and Ross T. Parks; and ten great grandchildren.
William was preceded in death by his parents.
Professionally, William worked at AP Green Refractories, Inc. for 45 years. He was serving as the electrical and instrumentation manager when he retired.
William was a member of the N.R.A. He was an avid reader of history and politics. William was a fan of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and he also took pleasure in watching boxing matches. He spent many happy hours hunting, shooting, farming, and tending cattle on his farm. Most of all, William cherished the time he spent with his family.
William was baptized in the Assemblies of God Church.
The family will have private graveside services at Lick Creek Cemetery at a later date.
There is no visitation.
The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Christian Church in Perry, MO.
Pallbearers will be William's five grandsons.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com