Michael Lee Parks, 60, of Honey Grove, PA, passed away March 11, 2023, in Doey’s House, Hagerstown, MD, where he received the kind and respectful care of hospice with his wife, Gayle, by his side.
Born September 21, 1962, in Chambersburg, he was a son of Margaret Mae (Saunders) Goff of Las Vegas, NV and the late Harry Nelson Parks. He was the adopted son of James L. Campbell, of Dry Run. His foster mother, Nancy Bailey, of Chambersburg, also survives.
Mike enlisted in the US Army when he was 17 and retired honorably as a Sergeant First Class, after more than 18 years of service. He received numerous awards and medals including the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars.
After retirement from the army, he worked with the TSA at Austin-Bergstrom Airport in Austin, Texas before returning to Pennsylvania, where he was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot as a supervisor in the Cable and Harness department, and more recently as Electrical Equipment Repair Supervisor WS-10.
Surviving with his wife, Gayle, and mother, Margaret, are 2 sons, Scott Parks and Michael Lee Parks, Jr. and his wife, Arely, and a daughter, Jackie Parks, 2 stepchildren, Justin Simecek and his wife, Crystal and Jennifer Simecek; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Norman Parks and half- brother, Terry Kill.
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Juanita “Dee Dee,” and a brother Mick.
Mike bravely fought cancer for 2.5 years, enduring countless chemo treatments and surgical procedures, but he always said that his life was in God’s hands. He would be the first to say that he did not lose his battle with cancer, he gained his home in heaven where his healing is now complete.
A memorial service will be held in the Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church, 16950 Main Street, Spring Run, PA on March 25, 2023 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Meagan M. Boozer, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church 12 Noon until the service.
Military Honors will follow the Memorial Service.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Oenaville Cemetery, Bell County, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations in his memory to either to Doey’s House Hospice, 11370 Caring Pathway Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church, PO Box 128, Spring Run, PA 17262.
Arrangements are entrusted to Agett-Lakjer Funeral Home.