Carter B. Parks Jr.


Mr. Carter B. Parks Jr., 67, husband of Karla Nelson Parks and a resident of Parksley, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

Born Dec. 25, 1953, he was the son of the late Carter “Braxton” Parks Sr. and the late Mary “Elizabeth” Hart Parks. Carter received his master’s degree from George Washington University, and was a longtime educator in several entities and capacities.  He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his wife, children, and community. Carter was a sports enthusiast, enjoyed reading, and treasured spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Anne “Annie” Elizabeth Parks, and her boyfriend, Robert Marshall; his son, John Carter Parks, and his wife, Lisa; a grandson, Andrew Colona; and best friends, Allen Thornton and Buddy West.

A celebration of Carter’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Shore S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418, or to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421.
Memory tributes may be shared with his family at

Arrangements are by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.
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