Bruce Allen Parks Sr.


Mr. Bruce Allen Parks Sr., 67, of Tangier Island, died Friday, April 17, 2020, at his home.
Born on Tangier Nov. 24, 1952, he was a son of the late Norman F. and Isabelle Shores Parks.
He was a waterman and for a short time worked on a tugboat for Vane Brothers. He was a member of Swain Memorial United Methodist Church and enjoyed carpentry when he was no longer able to work on the water.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Harriet L. Wheatley Parks, of Tangier; two sons, Bruce A. Parks Jr. and wife, Amanda, and Norman B. Parks and wife, Mary, all of Tangier; three brothers, Danny Parks, Wayne Parks and wife, Barbara, and Barry Parks and wife, Joan, all of Tangier; six grandchildren, Elana Thomas and husband, Brett, Erica Daley, Jeremy Parks, Matthew Parks, Kylee Parks, and Emilee Parks; two great-grandsons, Jorden and Wyatt Daley; his mother-in-law, Beulah Wheatley, of Tangier; nieces, Christine Parks, and Andrea Crockett and husband, Don, all of Tangier; and several additional nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two nephews, Sgt. Brandon Neil Parks and Anthony Wayne Parks.
A graveside service and interment was held Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Parks Family Cemetery on Tangier. Denny Crockett and the Rev. Chuck Parks officiated.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Swain Memorial United Methodist Church, Tangier, VA 23440.
Arrangements are in the care of Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home in Crisfield, Md.