Kenneth (Kenny) Gordon Parks

Kenneth (Kenny) Gordon Parks, age 72, passed away February 8, peacefully with family at his side. Kenny was born in Gary, Indiana to Vernon and Kathryn Parks.  Both have preceded him.  Also preceding him is his wife of 27 yrs. Pamela Rose Hill Parks and daughter Kathryn. He is survived by daughters, Racheal Parks and Sarah Townsend (Daron), step daughter Lindsey Lawrence, one granddaughter and 3 grandsons, sister Alice Holsomback (Jackey), brothers Ron Parks (Connie) and Jerome Parks (Angie).

Kenny retired from Birmingham Southern Railroad in Birmingham, AL.  He was a US Army veteran, a member of the Buck Creek Lodge #410 F & AM Masonic Lodge and the Order of The Eastern Star-081 Starlight both in Alabaster, AL.  Kenny was also a member of Abundant Life Church in Alabaster, AL.  He loved spending time with his church family.

Kenny loved working on the railroad and continued his passion for trains through the remainder of his days. He was an avid collector of a variety of antiques and Gary, Indiana memorabilia. He was beloved by close friends and neighbors that adopted Mr. Kenny/Bubba, and no matter the circumstance you’d always leave with a story of something funny/crazy Kenny did while you were with him. He loved travels with his wife “Pammy” and enjoyed his beloved Goldens….

His cremains will be buried with his beloved Pammy at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL at a later date.


  1. Ronald Parks on February 17, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Miss you very much Brothe and love you even more. You are in my heart and on my mind every day. Tell Mom and Dad and the rest hi for me. See you again some day. Love you Brother. I will miss our estate sale travels.

  2. Reba McLain on February 17, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Kenny was a great friend to my parents Barbara and Sarge Todd.

  3. Ellie Brandy on February 17, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    Racheal and Family,

    So sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, and may you through time have healing in your hearts. The loss of one’s parent is profound take it day by day and hold tight the memories and laughter to keep him close to your hearts.
    Ellie Brandy and Family

  4. Ellen Cost on February 18, 2023 at 12:41 am

    Well, Kenny, breakfast will never be the same – 8:15 – bacon and over easy eggs, sweet tea or coffee – and only in Your chair – thank you for the memories.

  5. Sarah on February 18, 2023 at 11:44 am

    I will miss you Poppa!
    Love, Tee Too