Category Archives: 1962

James Eugene “Jim” Gee ’62

James Eugene “Jim” Gee, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home. He was born in McLeod Hospital in Florence, SC on September 3, 1940 to parents Paul Hood Gee and Margaret Benjamin Gee.

He graduated from McClenagan High School where he was active in sports and served as student body president. Jim attended Davidson College, and in 1962 he married Winnie Bath while attending Emory Medical School.

After graduating in 1965, Jim and Winnie moved to Charleston, SC to complete an orthopedic residency. Jim served as a physician at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, where he and Winnie remained.

In 1972 he became the first orthopedic surgeon in town opening Sumter Orthopedics. As an Orthopedist, Jim set an example by balancing his love of God, family, and medicine. He made rounds early and late so that he could be with his family, and attend his children’s activities.

He was active with the YMCA serving as chairman of the board, coaching, and often examining fingers or ankles while watching his children play sports. He was never out of reach for anyone and always responded attentively with compassion.

After retiring as a surgeon, Jim continued to care for others working at Palmetto Tuomey Industrial Medicine and providing medical services as a volunteer for United Ministries through 2016. Jim served many roles from youth leader, elder and Clerk of the Session as a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sumter.

After leading a youth group to Mexico, he developed a passion for international missions and served on nearly a dozen trips to South America. He represented his church and profession abroad with the same integrity and commitment that he served his own community.

He was an associate member of the Rumple Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Jim was a remarkably humble man, who always put others first.

He was a devoted husband for 55 years and a gracious father and grandfather to his own children and to many others. He began each day saying “Our greatest gift is God’s love, our greatest privilege is to share it with others” and he lived each day caring it out.

He is survived by his wife, Winnie, son, Paul Eugene Gee of Louisville, Kentucky, daughter, Julia Muldrow and her sons, Daniel and Patrick. He was predeceased by a son, James Daniel.

He is also survived by a sister, Margaret Schultz of Atlanta, Ga., and husband, Bob; a brother, Paul Gee of Huntersville, N.C., and wife, Karen; and a brother, Dr. George Gee, of Columbia, and wife, Linda.

The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter S.C., on Sunday, April 23 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

A private service will be held at another time. Memorials may be sent to United Ministries, 36 S. Arillery Drive Sumter, SC 291540 or to First Presbyterian Church, 9 W. Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

Published in The State on Apr. 22, 2017

William “Bill” Marion Moss ’62

William Marion Moss, beloved father, husband, brother, and teacher, died October 10 at Forsyth Medical Center.

The son of William Marion and Susan Chappell Moss, he was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on September 28, 1940. When he was nine, his family moved to Macon, Georgia, where he graduated from Lanier High School. At Davidson College, he studied chemistry, philosophy, and classics but ultimately majored in English literature.

From 1963 to 1965, Bill served in the U.S. Army as a tank commander with the 69th Armor, 25th Infantry Division, stationed primarily at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

He completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 1971 began teaching English at Wake Forest. He read and studied, taught and wrote about American literature, particularly the work of Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Twain, and Faulkner, for more than forty years.

A sign on his door in Tribble Hall expressed the bond between who he was and what he taught: “American by birth, Romantic by temperament, Southern by the grace of God.”

With a passion for travel that matched his passion for teaching, he pursued projects that married the two. He was involved in founding the Irish Poetry Series of Wake Forest University Press and co-led January-term study trips to Ireland.

Through a friendship with visiting Chinese scholar He Xiang-lin, Bill began to study Chinese language and literature; he spent the fall of 1989 as a visiting professor at Guangxi Foreign Studies University in Guilin and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1992-1993.

He also directed the Wake Forest Program in Japan at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in 2001 and taught American literature at Kansai Gaidai in 2006. Even more important to him than his work, however, was his family.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Elisabeth Stephens; by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan Moss and Miho Kurosawa of Winston-Salem and Cullen and Madison Weidberg Moss of Wilmington; and by two daughters, Beatrice Moss of Durham and Cora Moss of Winston-Salem. He also has five treasured grandchildren, Dixon, Emi, Roi, Louie, and Emmett.

His precious family includes his sister, Sue Moss Coggins of Macon, Georgia, and the beloved brother-in-law who preceded him in death, Wilbur Coggins; nephew Bill Coggins of Beaufort, SC, his wife Mari Flowers and son John Warren Flowers; and goddaughter and niece Chappell Coggins Traynham of Macon, her husband Jay Traynham and children Eleanor and Thomas Traynham.

He is also survived by his first wife, Deanna Carlisle Moss of Winston-Salem, and too many friends, from too many different phases of his life, to list here.

A true renaissance man, Bill blended learning and action in his life. His passions were many and diverse, from literature, theater, and art, to gardening, woodworking, hiking, and college basketball. Sharing his enthusiasms freely, he transformed the lives of family and students.

His family suggests that gifts in his memory might be made to Davidson College, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, or Piedmont Land Conservancy.

Bill’s family thanks the Oncology Specialists at Novant Health, especially the team of Dr. Eun-mi Yu and Donna Nagy, for their knowledgeable and compassionate care during his illness.

A remembrance and celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Tanglewood Park on October 24.

Online condolences may be made to www.salemfh.com.

Arthur Stovall Booth, Jr. ’62

Dr.-Booth_obit-e1467400283735Arthur S. Booth, a general surgeon in Atlanta for over 30 years, founder of Hospice Atlanta, and a prominent member of the Atlanta medical community joined his Savior on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his beloved Hospice Atlanta. Arthur was born in Rome, GA on March 3, 1940.

He is survived by his wife Linda Morgan Booth and their daughter, Kimberly Booth Rimmer, her husband Robert H. Rimmer (Bobby) and daughter Morgan Elaine Rimmer. He is also loved and survived by family in Fort Wayne, Rome, Biloxi, Tampa, Griffin, Los Angeles, Richmond, Kingsport, Memphis, Hickory and Atlanta.>

Arthur grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Westminster Schools in 1958. He went on to graduate with a B.A. from Vanderbilt in 1962 where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, and he received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia in 1966.

His internship and residency were at University of Tennessee, City of Memphis Hospitals where he and Dr. Louis G. Britt started a kidney transplant program. He was an Associate Professor of Transplantation at University of Colorado School of Medicine.

A Medical Officer in the United States Navy, he was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Commander in 1972. Returning to his roots, he established a successful private practice in Atlanta as a Board Certified General and Oncologic Surgery from 1972-1995. He practiced surgery at Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital and St. Joseph’s. When at Northside, he served on the Board of Trustees, was Chief of General Surgery and was Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

While in Atlanta, he was an active member in many medical organizations: American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Medical Association of Atlanta, Medical Association of Georgia, Southern Medical Association, Atlanta Clinical Society, Georgia Surgical Society, Southeastern Surgical Society, International Transplant Society, SAGES, and the Georgia Gastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Society.

He was a medical surveyor for JACHO serving ambulatory care facilities. As an oncological surgeon with a strong Faith in the Lord, he was led to see that the Greater Atlanta area needed a successful organization to provide palliative care for terminally ill patients.

With his longtime friend and patient Eula Carlos, he founded his dream, Hospice of the South, in 1982, which, with his continued guidance, merged with Hospice Atlanta and constructed an inpatient facility.

Serving on the Board of Trustees of Hospice Atlanta 1992-2003, he was also Medical Director of the Andrew and Eula Carlos Hospice Atlanta Center from 1996-2003. He was Associate Professor at Emory University in charge of the Resident Program at Hospice Atlanta.

Through his experiences with patients and families there, he wrote Hospice Through the Eyes of Angel, 2002. Arthur was the humble recipient of many community and alumni awards for his vision to develop the Hospice Atlanta Center. In 1996, he received the Medical Association of Atlanta Aven Cup Award.

In 1997, he received The Westminster Schools Distinguished Alumni Award and the Medical Association of Georgia Humanitarian Award. He was also named one of President George H. W. Bush’s 1000 Points of Light because of his work at Hospice Atlanta. After retiring to his “Laughing Place,” Kiawah Island, SC, in 2004, he saw yet another unfulfilled need in community healthcare.

For all of the working poor and uninsured, he co-founded the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic on John’s Island, S.C. in 2008 with Dr. Charlton Davis. In 2013, he received the Kiawah-Seabrook Angel Oak Award for his creation of the clinic.

In May of 2016, Arthur was notified of his final award for his generous contributions in healthcare to his communities. He is the recipient of the 2016 Vanderbilt Alumni Public Service Award.

Always a surgeon, but often a patient, Arthur fought the fight of a faithful servant to His Lord. He was able to create a place for others to have a soft landing and live their final days in comfort and peace. Never daunted by his own medical setbacks, he continued to search for ways to make his communities stronger and healthier places to live.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Andrew and Eula Carlos Hospice Atlanta Center, 1244 Park Vista Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319; The Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic, 3226 Maybank Highway, Suite A-1, John’s Island, SC 29455; or the Westminster Schools Office of Institutional Advancement, 1424 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2 o’clock with the family receiving friends beginning at 1 o’clock at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 3098 St. Anne’s Ln., NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 21, 2016

Robert Davis Jackson ’62

spt035154-1_20160324Dr. Robert Davis Jackson of Shreveport, Louisiana passed away on March 20, 2016 at the age of 75. He was born on November 6, 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Robert Stanley and Cleo Sharon Jackson. He graduated from Davidson College in 1962, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and from The University of Pennsylvania Medical School, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Robert married his college sweetheart, Jackie, and the couple had two children. He served as a major in the United States Army Medical Corps and was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky before completing his residency in Gainesville, Florida.

Robert was a devoted and accomplished pediatric cardiologist, practicing and teaching in a variety of clinics, hospitals and universities throughout the world, including The Sanger Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, The University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, The King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and The Louisiana State University Health Science School of Medicine.

Robert is survived by his loving and devoted partner Anne Eichler of Shreveport, LA; his former wife, Jackie Hills of Highlands, NC; his daughter, Laura Fairchild Jackson of Charlotte, NC; his son, Christopher Davis Jackson (wife Delphina) of New York City and two grandchildren, Liam and Leia; his brother, Mark Stanley Jackson (wife Jean Alice) of St. Louis, MO; nieces Jennifer Christine Davis (husband Robert) and Katherine Marie Jackson of Washington, D.C.; nephew Scott Daniel Jackson of St. Louis, MO.

Robert’s lifelong passions included sports, music, theater and comedy, all of which he managed to weave into his daily practice of medicine, tools he used in inspiring and mentoring fellows, entertaining his peers and easing the pain of his throngs of patients over the years. His contributions to families and the medical community as a whole will never be forgotten.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faber Memorial Scholarship for Pediatric Cardiology, Fund No. 003349. Checks should be noted accordingly and made payable to the UF Foundation and mailed to P. O. Box 100243, Gainesville, FL 32610. Alternatively, this link may be used for online contributions: www.uff.ufl.edu/appeals/Jackson.

A memorial for Dr. Jackson will be held at the LSU Health Medical School, 1501 Kings Highway,
First Floor auditorium, on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., public invited.
Parking provided behind the Medical School and next to the Biomedical Research Building.

 

Published in Shreveport Times from Mar. 28 to Apr. 4, 2016

Samuel Phillip Jackson ’62

1Samuel Phillip Jackson died unexpectedly of natural causes on November 15, 2015. Mr. Jackson, known as Sam to family and a wide circle of friends, was living in Spring Hope, NC at the time of his death.

Sam was born on June 17, 1940 to the late Phil Jackson and Mary Neal Wilkins Jackson in Gastonia, NC. Sam attended Gastonia schools, graduating from Ashley High School in 1958 where he excelled as both a scholar and athlete. He attended Davidson College and then graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1962 and the UNC School of Dentistry in 1965.

From 1966-1968 Sam served in the Vietnam War as a military dentist and was a proud member of the Seabees Naval Civilian Unit deployed out of Gulfport, Mississippi. After completing his service in the Navy, Sam made his home and established his dental practice in New Bern, NC where both of his daughters were born.

It was also in New Bern that he became a passionate golfer and an active member of both Centenary and Garber United Methodist Churches. Sam volunteered with Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, often mentoring at risk kids in the local community.

Sam is survived by his two daughters Leigh Anne Louviere and husband Troy of Murrieta, CA and Samantha Smith and husband Scott of Jackson, WY and five grandchildren: Vivian Louviere, Henderson Louviere, Gabriel Louviere, Parker Smith and Samuel Smith. Also surviving Sam is his twin sister Judith Jackson Underwood of Charlotte, NC.

At Sam’s request, his remains have been donated to The Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC. A private memorial service celebrating Mr. Jackson’s life will be held at a later time.

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Thomas Price Caldwell, Jr. ’62

Thomas Price Caldwell, Jr., 74, died Wednesday morning, February 25, 2015 at home, following a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was a Professor of English at both Mississippi State University, where he started the Creative Writing Program, and Meisei University in Tokyo, Japan.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Frances Clay Caldwell, and his father, Thomas Price Caldwell, of Hattiesburg, MS.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Carol Caldwell of Starkville, MS; sisters Delia Brown (Wayne) of Muskogee, OK, Jane Rose (Jack) of Greenville, NC, Margaret Preus (John) of Rocheport, MO, Anne Schloemer (Doug) of Long Beach, MS; a brother, William Caldwell (Lyvia) of the Philippines; daughter Delia Caldwell (Denise Keating) of Charlotte, NC; son Michael Price Caldwell of San Jose, CA; grandchildren Thomas and Pierce Caldwell of Los Altos Hills, CA, and Grace and Michael Keating of Charlotte, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hospital Road, Starkville, MS, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2 PM. Donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church of Starkville, or to the charity of your choice.

Charles Lee Hargis ’62


Charles Lee Hargis, beloved husband and faithful father. Whether we live or die, it must be for God, rather than for ourselves. Whether we live or die, it must be for the Lord. This is because Christ died and rose to life, so that he would be Lord of the dead and of the living. Romans 14:7-9.

Charles was born in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was an accomplished clarinetist in high school, and drum major in the band. In Boy Scouts, he reached the level of Eagle Scout. He continued to play clarinet at Davidson College in the orchestra and gave solo concerts. He graduated from Davidson College, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1962, where he was the recipient of the Greek prize. In 1966, he graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA with a Bachelor of Divinity. In 1967, he earned a Masters of Theology degree at Princeton Theological Seminary.  He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. November 5, 1967.

From 1967-1969, he served his first pastorate at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, Glasgow, VA. On August 31, 1968, he married Beth, his wife of 45 years.  Charles taught high school mathematics in Richmond, VA from 1969-1970, before entering graduate school. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA, with a Ph.D. in Theology in 1974. While working toward his doctorate, he served in three pastorates in VA: Brett Reed Memorial Presbyterian Church (West Point), St. James Church (King William), and Squires Memorial Presbyterian Church (Norfolk).

From 1978-2004, Charles served on the faculty of Moravian Theological Seminary , Bethlehem, PA, first as an associate, then as a full professor, where he taught Christian Theology, Christian Ethics, Greek Language, and Exegesis (critical interpretation of the Scriptures). He honorably retired in 2004.

He then served as a supply pastor at Fincastle Presbyterian Church. Learning and studying were very much a part of his life and he was a gifted teacher. He spent countless hours in libraries doing research. Charles was an avid and voracious reader. He loved languages, because he was fascinated by words and linguistics.  Through example, he taught his family the beauty of music, especially classical and choral music. Other interests included the collection of and fascination with timepieces. He got a kick out of collecting flashlights, and always had multiple ones in every room.  Most of all, he loved his family and devoted himself to providing for them.

He is survived by his wife, Beth, of 45 years; a daughter, Michele, son-in-law, David Albright; grandchildren, Christopher and Beth; and son, Mark Hargis.

In accordance with his wishes, a private family service will be held. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26

Joseph A. Jackson III ’62

Dr. Joseph A. Jackson, III, M.D. died May 5, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla., of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage, which had occurred two days earlier.

Dr. Jackson was born June 19, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pa, the first of two children of Mary Dougherty Jackson and Joseph A. Jackson Jr. In 1945 the family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where Dr. Jackson attended East Side Elementary School and Naval Air Junior H.S. In 1958 he graduated from Fort Lauderdale H.S. (tenth in a class of 830), where he was president of the National Honor Society, treasurer of his Junior and Senior classes, secretary of the Key Club, attended Boys State, and was named Broward County Teenager of the Year by the local newspaper.

From 1958-62 Dr. Jackson attended Davidson College, where he was a Dana Scholar, a member and officer of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and several honorary societies, and served on the editorial board of the humor and literary magazine. Dr. Jackson earned his M.D. from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1966. After an internship at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jackson served as a Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. He then entered residency training in Ophthalmology at Bowman Gray-Wake Forest School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident, 1972-73.

Dr. Jackson built a successful private practice in Opthalmology in Salisbury, N.C. from 1973 until his retirement in 2001. Throughout this time Dr. Jackson was also on the medical staff of Rowan Regional Medical Center, where he served terms as secretary and later president of the Medical Staff. He also served for many years as a clinical instructor in Ophthalmology at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Jackson was active in his church and community. At First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury he served as an Elder, taught Sunday School, chaired the Stewardship Committee, and sang for many years in the choir. He served four terms on the Board of the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society. He was President of the Rowan County AIDS Task Force, and a board member of the Literacy Council.

After his retirement in 2001, Dr. Jackson moved to Rockport. Soon after, he also bought a house in Amelia Island, Fla., where he lived during the winter months. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camden, and St. Peters Episcopal Church, Amelia Island, Fla. He served on the Board of the Mid-Coast Habitat for Humanity in Maine, and participated in mission work with his church in Florida.

Dr. Jackson is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Barbara Greene Jackson, and by four children Dr. Joseph A. Jackson IV, and Dr. Kit Yue Jackson Wong of Somerville, Mass., and Greg and Laura Jackson Warren of Amelia Island, Fla. He has five grandchildren: Alex, Leighton, and Aidan Warren; Maxwell and Sophie Mei Jackson. Close family members include: John, Mary, and Domilie Greene of Salisbury; Andrew Greene and Katie Greene Senko; and Pamela and Jim McLune of New York City.

In words he himself wrote for this occasion, Dr. Jackson “loved his dear wife, children, grandchildren, and his many friends all over the world. He also loved the practice of medicine, travel, New York City, Broadway, baseball, playing the piano for Barb, and all music — from from Mendelssohn to Meatloaf. He loved the cabin on Lake Norman, the condo at Myrtle Beach, and summers in Maine. He loved working out at the YMCA, and was an expert in Trivia and Pop Culture. He remembers fondly all the dogs and the cat. He positively loved the trip to Russia. His favorite TV show of all time was ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ and favorite books were ‘The World According to Garp’ and ‘A Confederacy of Dunces.’ See you around next trip!”

A memorial service will be held July 23, at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Church in Camden, followed immediately by a Celebration of Life at the Rockport Boat Club. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Church or to the Rockport Boat Club Sailing Program.

John Will Parks III ’62

Mr. John Will Parks III, 74, of Gastonia, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at Terrace Ridge. He was born October 21, 1939 in Mecklenburg County, NC, a son of the late John Will, II and Nancy Timberlake Parks.

John was a 1958 graduate of Frank L. Ashley High School in Gastonia and was an Eagle Scout. He graduated in 1962 from Davidson Col-lege where he was active in Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Ne Ultra Society. He earned his Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) Degree from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA in 1974 and began his career as a broker in Insurance and Investments. John was a life member of The Million Dollar Round Table, recipient of National Quality Award for 22 consecutive years, an industry award from the National Association of Life Underwriters. He was a member of the Gold Key Society in the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters.

John was a lifelong, faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia where he served as past-chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Deacon and ordained Elder, Presbyterian Church of the United States, and past Secretary of the Presbyterian Endowment Trust. He served in the community as Director Emeritus, Board of Directors of the Schiele Museum; Charter Member and Past President of Gastonia East Rotary Club where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow award in 1983; Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, Gastonia Chapter; District 8 Commissioner of NC Wildlife Resources Commission and Commissioner NC Medical Care Commission, both of which appointed by the Gov-ernor of NC; member and past board member of the Gaston County Club.

As an avid outdoorsman, John loved hunting and fishing, especially his trips to Oakland Plantation and Lake Mattamuskeet. He helped with the re-introduction of the Eastern Wild Turkey to Gaston County and chairman of the Big Game Commission that re-introduced the Rock Mountain Elk and was charter member and founder of Ducks Unlimited of Gaston County.
John’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to his doctors and the staffs of Terrace Ridge and Hospice & Palliative Care of Lincoln County for their care of and compassion for John during his lengthy illness and the staff of Medical Center Pharmacy.

Survivors of Mr. Parks include his wife of 47 ½ years, Hope Poag Parks of Gastonia; son, Dr. John W. Parks, IV and wife Eva of Tallahassee, FL; daughter, Gamble Parks Douville and husband Gary of Santa Barbara, CA; grandsons, Gabriel David Parks and Tristan Liam Parks of Tal-lahassee, FL; brother, David Timberlake Parks and wife Becky of Clermont, FL; several nieces, nephews and extended family members, in-cluding his family from Chattanooga, TN; beloved dog Joy. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his beloved dog Abbie.

Ecclesiastes 12: 1 & 13; (1)Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near, when you will say, “I have no delight in them”. (13) The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God, and keep his commandments, be-cause this applies to every person.

A service to celebrate Mr. Parks’ life will be held 2:00pm, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church of Gastonia with Revs. John Frye, John Stanley, and Matt Kuiken officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. A private service of com-mittal will be held for the family in the Columbarium of First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, John W. Parks III Scholarship Fund, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054; Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054, www.schielemuseum.org; or to Community Bi-ble Study, c/o Shelly Carter, 3631 Brentwood Drive, Gastonia, NC 28056.
Condolences may be sent to www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Parks.