Robert Parks Jr., aka Bobby, 77, of Harriman woke up in the presence of Jesus in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 11, 2022.

He was born March 15, 1945, in Kingston and a lifelong resident of Roane County. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston. Bobby was an excellent painter/carpenter who completed many jobs for various businesses and people of Roane County. Many knew and loved him and treasured his friendship.

Bobby was one of the hardest working men around. He loved helping people and never boasted about anything he did to help others. He was a humble and God fearing man. Those closest to him called him Dr. Dolittle, making sure all the animals were fed and cared for including birds, strays and deers. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Lois Parks; and brother, Charles Parks.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty years, Barbara Parks of Harriman; children, Sharon Butler of Unionville, Renee Farmer of Roanoke, VA, Robin Parks Allen and Rex of Roanoke, VA, Sheila Butler Payne and Dale of Kodak, Keith Parks and Rachel of Knoxville, nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; sisters Sue Renfro, Marcia McFalls and Tommy, Annette Herrell and Bobby, Linda Johnson, and Sandy Parks, all of Kingston; brothers-in-law, John Franks, Jim Franks and Linda, Joel Franks and Susan, all of Leoma; special friends, Walter and Sandra Calbaugh and David and Susan Lassiter, all of Kingston; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends including, Midtown Kroger and Lowes employees who will greatly miss his wonderful smile and kindness he shared freely with everyone he met.

The family will receive friends 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Fraker Funeral Home with a celebration of life following at 1 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Calvary-Hazelwood Cemetery.

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Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston in charge of arrangements.

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