FLORENCE, S.C. - Charles Augustus Parks Jr., 73, of S. Rosemary Avenue, Florence, died Thursday morning, April 11, 2002, at his residence after a brief illness. Mr. Parks was born in Augusta, Ga., a son of the late Charles Augustus and Alma Lula Cook Parks. He was a member of the Tri-County Senior Golf Association and a member of the Dawsey United Methodist Church. He retired in 1989 after 41 years of service as a dispatcher for the CSX Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Rose Mell Smith Parks of Florence; a daughter, Debbie (Steve) Hudson of Florence; three sons, Charles Augustus (Jean) Parks III and James M. Parks both of Florence and Rev. John W. (Ann) Parks of Abbeville; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans Street, BTC, Florence, SC 29506. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Stoudenmire- Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The Augusta Chronicle April 13, 2002