George Odell Parks

January 22, 1941 ~ November 7, 2022 (age 81)


Mr. George Odell Parks, age 81 of Traphill passed away Monday, November 7, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Pastor Alvin Hayes, Rev. Morgan Glenn and Bishop George Morgan officiating.  Burial will be in Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.              

Odell was born January 22, 1941 in Wilkes County to George Glenn and Mary Lee Hampton Parks.  He was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church.  Odell was an avid fan of wrestling, NASCAR and the UNC Tarheels.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Alma Jean Garrett Parks, a son; George Darius Moore, a grandson; Eric Parker, Jr. sister; Ella Ruth Parks and a brother, Walter Eugene Parks.

He is survived by a daughter; Sandra Parks Gause of North Wilkesboro, a granddaughter; LaToya Parker of GA, three sisters; Geralene Parks of North Wilkesboro, Stella Phelts of Philadelphia, PA, Maxine Edwards and husband James of Traphill, and a brother; Lonnie Parks and wife Sarah of Wilkesboro, sister in law; Patricia Parks and numerous relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Jackie Foster, his caregiver, and former caregivers Lisa Owens and Desiree Flowers for the compassionate care of George.  Additional thanks to Dr. Kesi Kindle of Yadkin Adult Medicine.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 9054 Austin Traphill Road, Traphill, NC 28685.

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November 13, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
November 13, 2022

2:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Chapel
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Interment following service
November 13, 2022

Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
9054 Austin Traphill Road
Traphill, NC 28685


Sandy Creek Baptist Church
9054 Austin Traphill Road, Traphill NC 28685

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